Organic Molecules

 

Carbohydrates sugars and starches

Basic formula = (Ch2O)n

Mono-, di-, polysaccharides

 

Lipids large non-polar molecules

Triglycerides

Saturated vs. unsaturated fats

Steroids lack fatty acids

Many are hormones

Most common is cholesterol

 

Proteins polymers of amino acids

Amino acids linked by peptide bonds

Nucleic acids carry genetic information

DNA

RNA