Carbohydrates

Andy Wray and Marcus Krum

Name of Biomolecule

The biomolecule is carbohydrate.


Monomer Form

The name of the monomer form is monosaccharide. Some examples are glucose, ribose, and fructose.


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Polymer Form

The name of the polymer form is polysaccharide. Some examples are starch, glycogen, and cellulose.


Functional groups

Ethanol (CH2OH) and Hydroxyl (OH) are two commonly found functional groups in carbohydrates.


Functions

Carbohydrates serve many functions. They are used as energy for plants and are found as natural sugars in many foods. Carbohydrates can give off protein to build up the body. They also play a big role in our gastro-intestinal system.


Structure for Functions

The long chain in starches allow for the containment of a lot of energy. It has a lot of protein to spare, therefore it can give it off to other parts of an organism to help it live.