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Unformatted text preview: process by which bees convert nectar into honey. Be specific as to the reactions involved. Nectar is consists of a sucrose solution. The enzymes and acids in the bee digestive sacs break down this sucrose into a 50:50 mixture of glucose and fructose , also called invert sugar . This reaction is called an inversion reaction, which is a particular example of hydrolysis . Finally, enzymes are used to carry out an isomerization reaction, which converts some of the glucose into extra fructose ....
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course FST 100A taught by Professor Dungan during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '08