What do cells use carbohydrates for?
As a source of energy and a way of storing energy
Energy is usually small simple sugars such as glucose- Plants store this in the form of starch and animals store it as glycogen.
What three elements make up carbohydrates
Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen
What are monosaccharides?
Monosaccharides- 1 sugar
Monosaccharides are simple sugars e.g.
Pentose Sugars (Ribose & Deoxyribose) -5 carbon atoms
Hexose Sugars (Glucose, Fructose, & galactose) -6 carbon atoms
What is the structure of the pentose sugar ribose
What is the structure of alpha glucose? What is th
What are disaccharides?
What type of reaction takes place to form a glycos
How can you split disaccharides?
What are polysaccharides? how are they formed? Why
What is starch? What 2 compounds is starch made up
Glycogen- What is it made up of?
What is cellulose? What is it used to make? What i
It is a very strong substance. Used for making cell walls
What do the cross links made from other strands li