Human Nutrition - Biology

  • Created by: lewysball
  • Created on: 27-03-14 17:50

Biological Molecules


  • Elements: 

 C - Carbon

 H - Hydrogen

O - Oxygen

  • Can be large insoluble molecules (starch), or small, soluble molecules (glucose)
  • Glucose is a monomer (single unit, simple sugar)
  • Starch is a polymer (made up of monomes linked together)
  • Starch is used by plants to store chemical energy
  • Animals will use glycogen as a carbohydrate chemical energy store


  • Elements:

Always present:

C - Carbon

H - Hydrogen

O - Oxygen

Present in some:

N -


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