Chemistry 1004 Professor Zysmilich Lecture Notes 3.7.12 (4 Pages)

712 wwwstudytherightwaycom 1 ratio of hydrogen to

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 99% of the mass in our bodies Carbohydrates • Definition: compounds with the general chemical formula Cx(H2O)y Chemistry 1004 Professor Zysmilich Lecture Notes 3.7.12 WWW.STUDYTHERIGHTWAY.COM 1 • Ratio of hydrogen to oxygen is 2 to 1 • Mainly used in the production of energy • Structural function in plant cells (cellulose) • Short term energy storage (starch) • Monosaccharides (C6H12O6): simple carbohydrates –notice how the ratio of H to O is 2 to 1! o Ig: Glucose –has many alcohol groups (polyalcohol) o Alpha glucose vs. beta glucose • Monosaccharides: can undergo condensation reactions among themselves and form: o Dimers (disacchari...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 12/13/2012 for the course CHEM 1004 taught by Professor Martinzysmilich during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online