Ap Bio Essay
Student Exploration: Dehydration Synthesis
Vocabulary: carbohydrate, chemical formula, dehydration synthesis, disaccharide, glucose, hydrolysis, monosaccharide, polysaccharide, valence
Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.)
1. If you exercise on a hot day, you need to worry about dehydration. In this context, what do you think dehydration means? When you are exercising in the heat you will sweat a lot. The sweat is water leaving your body trying to cool you down. If you don’t rehydrate yourself you could become dehydrated.
2. Astronauts and backpackers often bring dehydrated food. What do you think dehydrated food is? …show more content…
2. Predict: Turn on Show description. Drag both glucose molecules into the building region. Observe the highlighted region. What do you think will happen to the atoms in this region when the glucose molecules bond?
They hydrogens bond together as well as the hydrogen and the oxygen. Hydrogen will be lost due to dehydration
3. Run Gizmo: Click Continue and watch the animation.