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Unformatted text preview: CHEMISTRY 3B Professor Peter Vollhardt 11/20/08 Lecture 25 ASUC Lecture Notes Online is the only authorized note-taking service at UC Berkeley. Do not share, copy or illegally distribute (electronically or otherwise) these notes. Our student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. D O N O T C O P Y Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course. LECTURE Chapter 24: Carbohydrates There are three major classes of macronutrients that are essential to living organisms: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Carbohydrates have a general formula of Cn(H2O)n, a hydrated carbon. They occur in nature in nucleic acids, fats, cellulose, fibers, starch, table sugar, antibiotics, and other biological molecules. Naming The simplest carbohydrates are the sugars and saccharides. They constitute polyhydroxy- aldehydes (aldoses) or –ketones (ketoses); they...
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