Organic compounds, Biology

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS -

  • They are substances having both carbon and hydrogen which are commonly biological in origin.
  • Organic compounds can be micromolecules or macromolecules.
  • Micromolecules are small sized having low molecular weight.
  • Macromolecules are large sized having high molecular weight.
  • There are four major groups of organic compounds - Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic acids
  • Except lipids, the other macromolecules are formed by polymerisation or union of repeating subunits calledĀ monomers. It produces chains of various lengths.Complex macromolecules are also called polymers.
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