Bio - 2.1(3) - Simple Sugars

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2.1(3) - Carbohydrates 1: simple sugars

Charlotte Jones

Carbohydrates in living organisms

Function:

  • Energy source - released from glucose in respiration.
  • Energy store - e.g starch
  • Structure - e.g cellulose

Carbohydrate structure

  • Made up of monosaccharides to form long chains called polysaccharides.
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  • Monosaccharides contain between 3 and 6 carbon atoms and have similar properties:
    • Soluble in water
    • Sweet tasting
    • Form crystals
  • Monosaccharides are grouped according…

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