Polymers are a class of synthetic substances composed of multiples of simpler units called monomers. Polymers are chains with an unspecified number of monomeric units.
- Monomers basically create blocks for molecules, including proteins, starch and many other polymers.
- Four big monomers are found: amino acids, nucleotides, monosaccharides, and fatty acids.
- The main forms of macromolecules are those monomers: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.
- For example, in glucose, glycosidic bonds that bind sugar monomers to form polymers such as glycogen, starch, and cellulose.
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