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    Describe 2 of the four principal organic molecules. Where do you encounter these groups in your everyday life, and explain their importance to your body.

    From the table in our textbook (Life on Earth) 'The Principal Biological Molecules' are as follows:

    Carbohydrate;
    Lipid;
    Protein;
    Nucleic Acid.

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    Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids are all organic molecules. This means that they contain both carbon and hydrogen. These types of molecules are also called macromolecules because they can reach very large sizes. Below is a summary of the four principal biological molecules and their characteristics, including their functions in your body.

    Carbohydrates:

    -General formula is (CH2O)n
    -Can be simple or complex (simple ...

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    This solution describes 2/4 principal organic molecules.

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