The hydrolosis of a carbohydrate

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Joshua Sipe Biology104 SectionM01 March 4, 2008 Title : The Hydrolysis of Carbohydrates Abstract: The objective of this lab is to determine the effect of hydrolysis on carbohydrates to determine if hydrolysis would separate the polymers into monomers. The starch solution and 2N HCL were mixed and were tested against Benedicts solution or iodine to indicate either monomers or polymers. The experiment is carried out by setting the solutions in boiling water and testing the solutions at different times. By testing the solutions at different times, data was obtained that shows how long it took a polymer to separate into a monomer. Once the bonds of polymers have been broken into monomers the Benedicts solution will test positive while the iodine test will test negative. In conclusion it took 15 minutes for the polysaccharide chains in starch to breakdown into reducing sugars. Hypothesis : The starch solution will break down into reducing sugars and starch will no longer be present after time in boiling water. Experimental procedure
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