One of the most unique things about an organic molecule is that it is considered the molecule of life because it is formed by chains of carbon and hydrogen atoms. Carbon has the ability to bond with other atoms as well a... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Examples of organic molecules include sucrose, cellulose, triglycerides, phospholipds, proteins and deoxyribonucleic acid. Organic molecules are defined as molecules that contain carbon and hydrogen. They are typically d... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

A list of organic molecules includes amino acids such as threonine, glutamic acid, histidine, leucine and lysine. These amino acids combine to create proteins such as collagen and keratin, which are also organic molecule... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules
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