Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates

  • Organic molecules are carbon containing molecules.
  • A single unit sugar is a 'Monosaccharide'
  • Chains of monosaccharides are known as 'Polysaccharides'
  • Elements found in biological polymers are: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen.
  • Monosaccharides have single monomer.
  • Dissaccharides have a pair of monosaccharides.
  • Polysaccharides have much longer chains (2+).

Monosaccharides

  • (CH2O)n - n can be from 3-7.
  • The formula for glucose is C6H12O6
  • The molecular arrangement of glucose is…

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