Chemistry 1004 Professor Zysmilich Lecture Notes 3.7.12 (4 Pages)

O in the form of starch a very long polymer of alpha

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Unformatted text preview: des) o Oligomers (oligosaccharides, short polymers) o Polymers (polysaccharides) • Disaccharides (C12H22O11) o Fructose is 70% sweeter than just sucrose (that’s where we get high- fructose corn syrup) • The energy needed to power biochemical reactions in cells is produced by burning carbohydrates o C6H12O6 (glucose) + 6 O2 → 6 CO2 + 6 H20 + ENERGY • How do living organisms store energy? o In the form of starch: a very long polymer of alpha- glucose monomers Chemistry 1004 Professor Zysmilich Lecture Notes 3.7.12 WWW.STUDYTHERIGHTWAY.COM 2 Complex carbohydrates (polysaccharides) • Definition: many glucose molecules joined together into a long molecule • Star...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2012 for the course CHEM 1004 taught by Professor Martinzysmilich during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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