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Carbohydrates: The major source of food, and form of energy for most living organisms Sugars make up carbohydrates Carbohydrates can function as long term storage molecules, as protective coverings for cells and organisms, as structural support in plants and as many parts of a cell Carbohydrate = Carbon and water = C n (H 2 O) n or C 6 H 12 O 6 Sugar is the simplest carbohydrate, and major energy storage molecule Sugar monomer = monosaccharides Two sugar monomers joined by dehydration synthesis = disaccharide Types of Carbohydrates:
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