A covalently bonded compound that contains carbon, excluding carbonates and oxides.
Large molecule made up of small repeating units linked by covalent bonds to form a long chain.
Any organic compound that is made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; provides nutrients to the cells of living things.
Biological polymer made up of amino acids; catalyzes many cell reactions and provides structural materials for many parts of the body.
Building blocks of proteins; contain both an amino group and a carboxyl acid group replacing hydrogens on the same carbon atom.