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Proteins please help.

  1. Sep 19, 2005 #1
    :confused: What do you call a large organic molecule made up of repeating subunits?

    I would greatly appreciate it if someone could answer this for me. I am so confused. Please help. Thanks!
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  3. Sep 19, 2005 #2
    can anyone help me?
  4. Sep 19, 2005 #3
    You...sort of answered your own question. An organic molecule that consists of many subunits is called a macromolecule.

    There are 4 major types of macromolecules:
    1. Carbohydrates
    2. Lipids
    3. Proteins
    4. Nucleic Acids

    Hope that was what you were looking for...
  5. Sep 19, 2005 #4


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    It would depend on what the repeating subunit is. If this is a homework problem (that's what it sounds like), you need to show us some work first. Tell us as much as you do know about the topic, and we can help you locate the right term.
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