1. What is the main function of monosaccharides?
- To provide energy (i.e. glucose)
- To provide cell structure (i.e. cellulose)
- To provide a store of energy (i.e. starch)
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2. Which of these is NOT a characteristic of monosaccharides?
- Insolubility in non-polar substances
- Solubility in non-polar substances
- They taste sweet
3. How does the structure of cellulose (in straight chains) aid its function?
- Many polymers in a chain held by hydrogen bonds adds a lot of strength to cell walls supporting turgid cells
- The straight chains give plant cells more surface area to take up water and minerals
4. Which two of these disaccharides are examples of reducing sugars?
- sucrose, sucrase
- maltose, lactose
- maltose, sucrose
5. In beta glucose, the hydroxyl group (OH) is ______ the plane of the molecule
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