Compare and contrast the chemical structure and function of 2 of the macromol..?

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Compare and contrast the chemical structure and function of two of the macromolecules discussed in this week's lab: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.

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Carbohydrates and proteins

Similarities:

The two contain a carbon backbone that is made of smaller structures known as monomers. The two components are also structured through dehydration synthesis and can be destroyed through hydrolysis. The two can also produce 4Kcal of energy per gram.

Differences:

Proteins are large organic compounds constructed with amino acids while carbohydrates do not possess the amino group. The amino acids in proteins are in a linear chain joined by peptide bonds. Secondly, proteins function in a movement while they recognize antigens throughout their movements. On the other side, carbohydrates are a quick energy food that comprises of basic units called monosaccharides with a general formula C H2O.


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