Unformatted text preview: For the results of the yeast fermentation experiment, fructose showed to be the most efficient sugar to create CO 2 at the fastest rate. As compared with glucose, fructose showed to be faster because fructose has a five-membered ring whereas glucose has a six-membered ring. Because the glucose contained a six-membered ring which is more stable than a five- membered ring of fructose, the five-membered ring will react more readily and produce CO 2 at a faster rate compared to glucose (Dawson, 1932). Between the two sugars of fructose and glucose, the average rate of fermentation for fructose was 1.9 mL/min and glucose was 1.453 mL/min. The average rate of fermentation between glucose and fructose was similar because glucose and fructose have equivalent number of atoms, similar structures and isomers of each other. Maltose showed to be the slowest among atoms, similar structures and isomers of each other....
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2009 for the course BIOL 100LW taught by Professor Mauzymelitz during the Spring '09 term at UC Irvine.
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