What are the monomers and polymers of protein?

1 Answer
Mar 6, 2018

Monomers - amino acids

Polymers - proteins are polymers!


A monomer is a single molecule that can be joined together with other same molecules to form a polymer.

The building blocks of proteins are amino acids, which contain elements such as #H,N,O,C#, and more. They are the monomers of the proteins.

When hundreds or thousands of amino acids join together, they create proteins, which are then used for many tasks in organisms, such as doing work in cells, help with DNA replication, etc.

So, the monomer will be the amino acids, and the polymer will be the proteins themselves.

Here is a cool picture to help you see the difference between monomers and polymers: