Organic Compounds

By ; Sydney Gwyn B2

Carbohydrates

  • Elements - C,H,O (1:2:1)
  • Sub-units - Monosacchurides ( Sugar ), Glucose.
  • Function - Main Source of energy for living things.

Lipids

  • Elements - C,H,O (Mainly - C,H)
  • Subunits - Fatty Acids & Glycerol
  • Function - Long term energy storage, cell membrane, insulation

Protein

  • Elements - C,H,O,P
  • Subunits - Amino Acids
  • Function - Storage structure, signal contraction, Defense enzyme transport

Nucleic Acids

  • Elements - C,H,O,N,P
  • Subunits - Nucleotides
  • Function - Our heredity information has info to help cell make protein