Carbohydrates

By Yessica Chong and Antharya Boindala 4th period

Monomer:

Monosaccharides
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Polymer:

Polysaccharide

Examples of Carbohydrate:

Blackberry

Honey

Full fat yogurt

Bananas

Lemon

2% milk

Chocolate

Kiwi

Bread

Fruit Juice

Functional Groups always found in Carbs:

Hydroxyl, and carbonyl

Common functions:

Monosaccharides- fuel for cellular metabolishm, used in biosynthesis reactions.

Carbohydrates structure elements.- cellulose in plants and more

Structure Allowing for it's Functions

Carbohydrates are monosaccharides that serve as energy stores, fuels, and metabolic intermediates.

They are structural elements in the cell walls of bacteria (peptidoglycan or murein), plants (cellulose) and animals (chitin).

Carbs are linked to many proteins and lipids. These linked carbohydrates are important in cell-cell communication and in interactions between cells and other elements in the cellular environment.

Serves as "food" for energy supply (starch, glycogen, dextrans) and production of fats.