Chemistry of Cells. Chapter 2, Section 3. Objectives. Describe the distinguishing characteristics of carbohydrates Describe the important biological functions of polysaccharides Explain what distinguishes lipids from other classes of biological macromolecules
Chapter 2, Section 3
There are four of them.
☺ For each of these you will be expected to identify, describe, and differentiate between all four macromolecules.
☺You will also be expected to describe the biological importance of each macromolecule
2. Polysaccharides, the polymers of sugars, have storage and structural roles
of cell membranes
Saturated vs Unsaturated the molecule is an
2. Phospholipids are major components of cell membranes the molecule is an
A polypeptide is a polymer of amino
acids connected to a specific sequence
2. A protein’s function depends on its specific conformation