2.1(3) - Carbohydrates 1: simple sugars
Carbohydrates in living organisms
- Energy source - released from glucose in respiration.
- Energy store - e.g starch
- Structure - e.g cellulose
- Made up of monosaccharides to form long chains called polysaccharides.
- 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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