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Carbon Compounds

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monomer
a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers
polymer
large compound formed from combinations of many monomers
carbonhydrate
compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms
monosaccharide
single sugar molecules
lipid
large and varied group of biological molecules that are generally not soluble in water
nucleic acid
macromolecules containing hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus
nucleotide
consist of three parts: 5-carbon sugar, a phosphate group and a nitrogenous
protein
macromolecules that contain nitrogen as well as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen
amino acid
compounds with an amino group on one end and a carboxyl group on the other end