This is a macromolecule. Specifically, it is a monosaccharide.

Macromolecules or Biomolecules? You decide!

  • As many of you know, we are studying Macromolecules. The prefix "macro" means "big." However, sometimes we hear the term Biomolecules. What's the difference, you ask?

    Well, besides the semantics and nomenclature, they are the same thing! Right now, your student is learning how carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids are the essential building blocks of life. No matter what the name......................blah blah blah