An organic compound has molecules that contain carbon and hydrogen atoms. These compounds can be gaseous, liquid, or solid.
Monosaccharides are a group of carbohydrates and they are simple sugars. Here are some examples:
Disaccharides are a group of carbohydrates and they consist of two simple sugars. Here are some examples:
Polysaccharides are a group of carbohydrates and they are polymers of simple sugars. Here are some examples:
A lipid is a fatty or waxy organic compound. Some examples are:
Proteins are molecules with polymers of amino acids held together with peptide bonds. Proteins contain nitrogen, unlike other fats and carbohydrates. Some examples are:
Nucleic acids are necessary for all forms of life. They are made up of three things: a 5-carbon sugar, a phosphate group, and a nitrogenous base.
Two nucleic acids are DNA - deoxyribonucleic acid and RNA - ribonucleic acid.
Here are some examples of modified nucleotides which make up nucleic acids:
Now you have see that there are many different types organic compounds, all with one thing in common - they all contain carbon.