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Types of Monomers

Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates

Certain carbohydrates called polysaccharides are made up of monomers called Monosaccharides. Monosaccharides are sugars that cannot be hydrolyzed further to yield simpler sugars. An example of a monosaccharide would be glucose, which can polymerize into Amylose which is one of the two components of starch.

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Carbohydrates - Monosaccharides
Carbohydrates - Monosaccharides

Certain carbohydrates called polysaccharides are made up of monomers called Monosaccharides. Monosaccharides are sugars that cannot be hydrolyzed further to yield simpler sugars. An example of a monosaccharide would be glucose, which can polymerize into Amylose which is one of the two components of starch.

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Lipids
Lipids

A monomer is the basic unit that binds chemically to other molecules to form a polymer. For lipids, the monomers are glycerol and fatty acids. For proteins, the monomers are amino acids. For nucleic acids, the monomers are nucleotides which is made of a pentose sugar, a nitrogenous base and a phosphate group.

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Lipids - Glycerol and Fatty Acids
Lipids - Glycerol and Fatty Acids

A monomer is the basic unit that binds chemically to other molecules to form a polymer. For lipids, the monomers are glycerol and fatty acids. For proteins, the monomers are amino acids.

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Nucleic Acids - Nucleotides
Nucleic Acids - Nucleotides

Nucleic acids are made up of monomers called nucleotides. Each nucleotide consists of a five-carbon sugar, a phosphate group and a nitrogenous base. Repeating nucleotides create nucleic acids such as DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, and RNA, or ribonucleic acid.

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Proteins
Proteins

The monomers of proteins are known as amino acids. ...A further explanation: Do not confuse amino acids with nucleic acids. Nucleic acids are DNA and RNA and are another one of the BIG 4 macromolecules that are needed to survive.

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Proteins - Amino Acids
Proteins - Amino Acids

Since amino acids themselves are monomers, it can't 'have' a monomer itself. Rather, amino acids are monomers to proteins, which are long chains of amino acids joined together by amide bonds. There are many type of amino acids but the body uses 20 amino acids only, called 'essential amino acids'.

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