Critical Organic Compound

Critical Organic Compound

Carbohydrates

Elements found in them; C.H.O

Subunits: Monosaccharides (sugar) Glucose

Function: main source of energy for living things

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Lipids

Elements found in them: C.H.O (mainly C.H.)

Subunits: Fatty Acid & Glycerol

Function: long term energy storage cell membrane insulation

http://chemistry.about.com/od/organiccompounds/ss/Types-of-Organic-Compounds.htm#step2

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Proteins

Elements: C.H.O.N

Subunits: Amino Acid

Function: Storage

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/protein/

Nucleic Acids

Elements: C.H.O.N.P

Subunits: Nucleotides

Function: our heredity information, and also makes proteins.

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