Carbohydrates

By: Jonathan Thompson and Megha Goyal

What Monomers are Carbohydrates Made of?

Carbohydrates monomers are Monosaccharides, such as glucose, fructose and galactose. It is mainly Glucose though.


Glucose --------------------------------------------------------->

What Polymers are Carbohydrates Made of?

Carbohydrates are made of Polysaccharides such as Starch.


What are the Functional groups that are found in this Biomolecule?

Hydroxyl and Aldehyde are functional groups that are found in carbohydrates.


What are the Common Functions of Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for living things. Plants and some animals also use carbohydrates for structural purposes.


How does the Structure of Carbohydrates allow for its function?

The strong bonds between the hydrogen and oxygen molecules allow for a large storage capacity of energy.