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Macromolecules: Carbohydrates

Macromolecules: Carbohydrates

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This lesson will discuss the structure and function of carbohydrates as well as introduce the types of carbohydrates and their roles in your body.

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Carbohydrates

​Organic compounds broken down into sugar by the body and used as a source of energy.

Monosaccharides

​Simple carbohydrates composed of single sugar units.

Oligosaccharides

​Carbohydrates composed of two or more sugar units combined. Oligosaccharides include a type of carbohydrate called disaccharides which are composed of exactly two sugar units.

Polysaccharides

​Carbohydrates composed of many sugar units joined together by dehydration synthesis.

​Organic Compounds

Compounds that contain the element carbon.