Carbs

By: Shruti and Alice p.5

Name of the Monomer and Polymer

Carbs are monosaccharides or more commonly known as simply sugars. The polymers of carbs are Disaccharides, Oligosaccharides, and Polysaccharides.

Examples of Carbs

  • Fructose
  • Lactose
  • Glucose

Functional Groups

Hydroxyl

Carbonyl

Common Functions

They fuel cellular metabolism, they are used in severe bio synthesis reactions , and they are used to provide energy for plant/animal cells.

Structure Functions

Typical carbohydrates are composed of strings or chains of monosaccharides (chains of

individual sugars.) These simple crabs are than absorbed by the small intestine. Since it is in simple sugar form as it gets to the small intestine, it has to undergo no chemical reaction before hand.