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Unformatted text preview: acromolecules polymers consisting of many small repeating consisting molecules. molecules. – The smaller molecules are called The monomers. monomers Organic Compounds • Monomers join by dehydration synthesis Monomers dehydration or condensation reactions. or condensation Figure 2.8 7 2/1/2010 1. Carbohydrates • Are important for structure and as energy Are sources. sources. • Consist of C, H, and O with the formula Consist (CH2O)n (CH • Monosaccharides are simple sugars with 3 are to 7 carbon atoms. to Figure 2.8 Carbohydrates • Disaccharides are formed when two Disaccharides monosaccharides are joined in a dehydration monosaccharides are synthesis (condensation). synthesis – Disaccharides can be broken down by hydrolysis. Disaccharides hydrolysis Figure 2.8 8 2/1/2010 Carbohydrates 1. Oligosaccharides consist of 2 consist to 20 monosaccharides. monosaccharides 2. Polysaccharides =...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course BIOL 240 taught by Professor Staples during the Spring '09 term at Canada College.

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