Carbohydrates

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Monosaccharide

The name of Carbohydrates' monomer is Monosaccharide.

Polysaccharides

The name of Carbohydrates' polymer is Polysaccharides.

Carbohydrates are made from joining H2O and CO2 during Photosynthesis.

Examples

Some examples of Carbohydrates:

Monomers

Glucose

Fructose

Galactose


Polymers

Starch (Amylose)

Glycogen

Cellulose

Chitin

Common Functions

The three main functions of Carbohydrates:


Energy Storage for Cells

Structural Support for Cells

Cell Communication

AS OCR Biology - Carbohydrates