Biomolecules – Notes
Introduction to Biomolecules
A living organism is a collection of organic molecules.
The compounds in a cell mostly consist of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur.
Biomolecules are bigger and more complicated.
Sugars, lipids, proteins, polysaccharides and vitamins are some examples of biomolecules.
Carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones.
Carohydrates can be classified based on their behaviour during hydrolysis. These broad groups include monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides.
Monosaccharides are the basic building blocks of carbohydrates.