CRITICAL ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Their Elements, Sub-units, and Functions

Carbohydrates

Elements Found in Carbohydrates:


Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen


Sub-units:


Monosaccharites (sugar)


Function:


Main source of energy for living things.

Lipids

Elements Found in Lipids:


Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen


Sub-units:


Fatty Acids and Glycerol


Function:


Long Term Energy Storage, Cell Membranes, and Insulation

Proteins

Elements Found in Proteins:


Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen


Sub-units:


Amino Acids


Function:


Storage Structure Signal Contraction Defense Enzyme Transport

Nucleic Acid

Elements Found in Nucleic Acids:


Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Phosphorus


Sub-units:


Nucleotides


Function:


Our Heredity Information, Has Info to Help Cell Make Proteins