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Biomolecules are the chemical components of life, including the four major types of biological macromolecules, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, as well as smaller molecules, such as metabolites, neurotransmitters, vitamins and hormones. With its rich chemical database, Wolfram|Alpha has information on structural diagrams and atomic structures, chemical properties such as hydrophobicity and the impact of biomolecules on human life through toxicity and the roles of the chemicals in drugs.

Other Biological Macromolecules

Understand other biological macromolecules: carbohydrates, for storing energy; lipids, for cell membranes; and nucleic acids, for conveying information.

See examples of carbohydrates, including sugars, starches and cellulose:

See examples of lipids, including glycerophospholipids, fatty acids and more:

View nucleic acids:

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Smaller Biomolecules

Understand the smaller molecules that play critical roles in life, such as metabolites, neurotransmitters, vitamins and hormones.

Understand the key molecules in metabolism, the basic process of construction and consumption in life:

Learn about the essential biological compounds humans need from their diet:

Understand the biomolecules that excite, inhibit and change the electrical flow of the nervous system:

Observe the signaling biomolecules which traverse the circulatory system to regulate physiology and behavior:

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