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Chapter 16, Problem 1E
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List the four major classes of biochemical compounds and their functions within the body.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The four major classes of biochemical compounds and their functions within the body are to be listed.

Concept Introduction:

The four major types of biochemical compounds presentin living organisms are lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids. They make up the cells and tissues of living organisms and are involved in all the life processes.

Explanation of Solution

The four classes of biochemical compounds are as follows:

Lipids: They are the primary structural components of biological membranes. They function as long-term energy storage.

Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones or their derivatives. They function as short-term energy storage.

Proteins: Proteins are long chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds...

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