Macromolecules

Macromolecules - Macromolecules ‘ ‘ big’ molecules...

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Unformatted text preview: Macromolecules ‘ ‘ big’ molecules big’ molecules-chemical bonding -chemical bonding Po lym e rs • ‘m a ny’ - m a ny units linke d to g e the r -fo rm s a m a c ro m o le c ule ( polymer ) • ‘tra in’ Po lym e r • tra in (po lym e r ) func tio ns a s a s ing le unit Monomers • ‘one’ – one unit • – monomers- individual box cars How to form polymers Link monomers together - dehydration synthesis or condensation (removes a water molecule) How to form monomers Break polymer to monomers :- Hydrolysis – split bonds bet monomers Carbohydrates Monomer = monosaccharide Ex : glucose Function : quick energy source Simple sugars • www.squidoo.com • www.waynesword.palomar.edu Polymers of Carbohydrates 1. Cellulose – plant cells(fiber) 2. Starch – conc. source of energy 3. Chitin – exoskeletons of insects Starch Chitin • Faculty.uca.edu Fats/Lipids Fats/Lipids...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course BIO 10 taught by Professor Ruthkern during the Spring '09 term at CSU Fresno.

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