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The four types of organic compounds (the molecules of life)

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The four types of organic compounds (the molecules of life)

  1. 1. The Four Types of Organic Compounds (The Molecules of Life) ● Carbohydrates: Sugars used for short term energy ● Lipids: Fats and oils used for long term energy ● Proteins: Made up of amino acids; used for construction materials and chemical reactions in the body o Enzymes: Special types of proteins that speed up chemical reactions in the body but are not changed by the reactions ● Nucleic acids: DNA and RNA; contains genetic information

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