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Sugars and Carbohydrates are
highly blank in structure
variable
Are they similar?
Sugars and other carbohydrates functions in cells are
energy storage
and/or
form tough structural fibers
What is the name of the carbohydrate monomer?
Monosaccharide
starts with mono
What is the name of the carbohydrate polymer?
polysaccharide
starts with poly
What are the links between carbohydrate mers?
glycosidic linkages
starts with glyco
What are the 4 types of macromolecules in cells?
proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids
p,n a, c, l
Name the structures that the term carbohydrates covers?
monosaccharides and
polysaccharides
mono and poly what?
What is the chemical formula of carbohydrates?
n is the number of carbon - hydrate groups
carbo and hydrate
Are carbohydrates
carbon bonded to water?
(CH O)
2 n
No
they are a carbonyl >C=0
and several hydroxl (-OH) functional groups with (C-H) bonds