This site was made to give you a brief description of the four major organic compounds in our body. Our body has a lot of molecules, both inorganic and organic. Organic means that the compounds have carbon as their backbone. Organic compounds were thought to have been produced by only living (organic) organisms. However, this is not true. There are many organic molecules. Scientists have actually identified over 5 million.
Organic compounds are very diverse. The four bonds that carbon can make with other molecules allows for a lot of diffrent ways for combining elements. The many ways of bonding with carbon lead to many diffrent 3D shapes. Also, many side groups containing elements like phosphorous, sulfur, and nitrogen can be added to further modify and increase the number og organic compounds that can be made.
In this site, we'll briefly discuss only the four organic molecules that are the most important in carrying out life processes. They are the macromolecules (huge organic compounds created from simpler building blocks) carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, and fatty acids.