Carbohydrates

The Monomer

The monomer that makes up a carbohydrate is Monosaccharides.


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The Polymers

Polysaccharides and Olgiosaccarides


Examples

Carbohydrates are sugars and starches. Pasta, bread, candy, sugar, soda, flour, pancakes, popsicles, pop-tarts, cereal, fruit (fresh and canned) potatoes, even some vegetables are high in carbs like peas.


Functional Groups

Some functional groups are alcohol, aldehyde, and ketone.


Common functions

The main function of carbohydrates is to store energy. In humans, it takes the form of fat.


The Structure

The structure of carbohydrates allows for the storing of energy