1. 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
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2. What is a carbohydrate?
- A compound made up of more than one carbon atom
- A group of molecules containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen
- A compound containing glycosidic bonds between carbon atoms
3. In solution, hexose, pentose and triose sugars exist in what form?
- Straight chains
- In a helix structure
4. How does the structure of starch (spiral, compact) aid its function?
- It is insoluble, has no osmotic effect and you can store more of it
- It lines up to add strength to the molecule
5. When two monosaccharides join to make a disaccharide, which type of reaction occurs?
- A condensation reaction
- A hydrolysis reaction