What type of compound is hemoglobin?
A porphyrin-containing metalloprotein.
At a simple level, we can say that hemoglobin (a.k.a. haemoglobin) is a metalloprotein. Its molecular mass is about
One molecule of hemoglobin contains
Apart from these
It is interesting to compare hemoglobin with chlorophyll, a somewhat simpler metalloprotein that has magnesium instead of iron.