Carbohydrates: Introduction, Classification, Chemical Nature and Biological Importance

Introduction Carbohydrates or carbs are the biomolecules containing sugars, starches and fibres found in some foods. Chemically carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones, or compounds derived from their hydrolysis. Carbohydrates generally contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The general formula for Carbohydrates is Cn(H2O)n. Where n is number of carbon atoms. Carbohydrates are also known as … Read more

Introduction to Biomolecules

Introduction Biomolecules plays an important role in development, support and reproduction of living organisms. The human body is composed of trillions of cells that performs the essential functions of life. To perform these functions cell takes help from several organic molecules. These organic molecules are known as biomolecules. Biomolecules presenting wide ranges of sizes and … Read more