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The Structure and Function of Macromolecules Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Page 1: Macromolecules Macromolecules are large molecules Polymers are large molecules consisting of many repeating subunits of monomers Monomers are joined together by condensation synthesis; a molecule of water is removed to join them To disassemble a polymer the water is added and the molecule separates. These types of reactions are constantly occurring in biological systems Chapter 5 Page 2 : Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are sugars; many are polymers Monosaccharides have the molecular formula CH2O or some multiple thereof Ex C6 H12 O6 Disaccharides consist of two monomers joined by a glycosidic linkage Storage Polysaccharides ; Starch in plants, glycogen in animals- more structurally branched Structural Polysaccharides: Cellulose- major plant cell wall component Chapter5 Page 3: Lipids Lipids are more commonly known as __fats__ Lipids are non-polar molecules; they are not water soluble
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