Carbohydrates

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  • Created by: Jivan1999
  • Created on: 29-12-15 13:43
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  • Carbohydrates
    • Contain 3 elements
      • Carbon (C)
      • Hydrogen (H)
      • Oxygen (O)
    • Found in one of 3 forms
      • Monosaccharides
      • Disaccharides
      • Polysaccharides
    • Disaccharides
      • Examples
        • Sucrose
          • Glucose +Fructose
        • Lactose
          • Glucose + Galactose
      • Formed when two monosaccharides are condensed together
      • 1,4 glycosidic bond
    • Functions
      • Transport
      • Structural (Cellulose)
      • Recognition of molecules outside of a cell (attached to protein/lipids on cell surface membrane)
      • Energy Stores
      • Substrate for respiration

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