Organic Molecules. Molecules of Life Molecules of our Food. Organic (Food) Molecules. Found in and produced by living organisms Large and complex Carbon to carbon “backbones” - C – C – C - C. Organic Molecules. Proteins Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) Nucleic Acids (DNA & RNA)
Molecules of LifeMolecules of our Food
Q: How do amino acids combine to form proteins?
A: Dehydration Synthesis
(A sample nucleotide)
Lactose = Glucose + Galactose
Maltose = Glucose + Glucose
Sucrose = Glucose + Fructose
And now, what about insulin?