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The Structural Formula of each type of Macromolecule

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Carbohydrates

FATTY ACIDS

Saturated

Formula

Common Name

Melting Point

CH3(CH2)10CO2H lauric acid 45 C
CH3(CH2)12CO2H myristic acid 55 C
CH3(CH2)14CO2H palmitic acid 63 C
CH3(CH2)16CO2H stearic acid 69 C
CH3(CH2)18CO2H arachidic acid 76 C

Unsaturated

Formula

Common Name

Melting Point

CH3(CH2)5CH=CH(CH2)7CO2H palmitoleic acid 0 C
CH3(CH2)7CH=CH(CH2)7CO2H oleic acid 13 C
CH3(CH2)4CH=CHCH2CH=CH(CH2)7CO2H linoleic acid -5 C
CH3CH2CH=CHCH2CH=CHCH2CH=CH(CH2)7CO2H linolenic acid -11 C
CH3(CH2)4(CH=CHCH2)4(CH2)2CO2H arachidonic acid -49 C
Lipids

Formation of a peptide
Amino Acids
Protein

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Nucleic acids