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    Carbohydrates: Jellybeans

    Organic Chemistry: 
    What Is a Carbohydrate?
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    You may recognize carbohydrates as source of energy (starch, glycogen), but they fulfill a wide range of roles, including the structural materials of plants (cellulose in plant cell walls) and of some animals (chitin of an insect’s exoskeleton). Carbohydrates can also be components of other molecules such as  interactive animated lesson from Wisc-Online.com.
    • Interactive Concepts in 
    • Fundamentals of Biochemistry  from Wiley.

    Article Summary: Carbs, also known as saccharides, are organic molecules that are used as energy sources, structural molecules and as components of other biological molecules.

    Mono-, Di - & Poly- Saccharide Sugars
    Organic molecules are large chemical compounds that contain carbon-hydrogen bonds and are found in living things. The major classes of organic molecules are carbohydrates, proteins,
    lipids and nucleic acids.

    The term carbohydrate is actually a descriptor of what these molecules are composed of. They are “carbon hydrates,” in a ratio of one carbon molecule to one water molecule (CH2O)n.
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    Sucrose (table sugar)  Chemical Diagram
    Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is a common disaccharide. It is composed of two monosaccharides: D-glucose (left) and D-fructose (right).
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