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What are 3 examples of monosaccharides?

1) glucose
2) fructose
3) ribose


What are monosaccharides?

Single sugar units


What are disaccharides made of ?

Two monosaccharides linked together


What are polysaccharides made of?

Consist of many monosaccharides linked together


2 examples of disaccharides?

1) maltose
2) sucrose


3 examples of polysaccharides?

1) starch
2) glycogen
3) cellulose


What is the reaction called that combines monosaccharides ?

Condensation reaction


What does condensation reaction involve?

Lose of an OH from one molecule and a H from another which forms a water molecule


What type of process is condensation reaction?

Anabolic process- needs energy to do it


What type of reaction is the opposite of a condensation reaction and what happens?

Hydrolysis reaction


What are triglycerides formed of?

By condensation reaction from 3 fatty acids and one glycerol


What are lipids insoluble in?



What is an example of triglycerides?

The fat in adipose tissue in humans and the oil in sunflower seeds


How many molecules of water are produced when a triglycerides is formed?

3 water molecules


What linkage is formed between each fatty acid and glycerol ?

An ester bond


What are triglycerides used for?

Used as energy stores- the energy can then be released by aerobic cell respiration
Good heat insulators


Show formation of a triglycerides from glycerol and 3 fatty acids

Do ittttttt


Lipids are more suitable for long term energy storage than what



What are monosaccharide monomers linked together by?

Condensation reactions to form disaccharide and polysaccharide polymers


What are the similarities of carbohydrates and lipids in energy storage?

-complex carbohydrates (e.g polysaccharide) and lipids both contain a lot of chemical energy that can be used for energy storage.
-complex carbohydrates and lipids are both insoluble in water- not easily transported
-carbohydrates and lipids both burn cleaner than proteins (do not yield nitrogen wastage)


What are the differences in carbohydrates and lipids in energy storage?

lipid molecules contain more energy per gram than carbohydrates
-carbohydrates are more readily digested than lipids and release there energy quicker
-monosaccharides and disaccharides are water soluble and easier to transport to and from sites than lipids
-animals tend to use carbohydrates for short term energy storage while lipids are used for more long-term energy storage.
-carbohydrates Are stored as glycogen in animals while lipids are stored as fats
-carbohydrates stored as cellulose and lipids as proteins
-lipids have less effect on osmotic pressure which a cell than complete carbohydrate.


What is a saturated fatty acid ?

A fatty acid with single bonds between all of its carbon atoms therefore contains as much hydrogen bonds as possible


What is a unsaturated fatty acid?

Fatty acids that have one or more double bonds - contain less hydrogen


What is monounsaturated fatty acid?

If there is one double bind


What is polyunsaturated ?

More than one double bond


What can unsaturated fatty acids be?

Cis or trans isomers


What is a cis- fatty acid?

The hydrogen atoms are nearly always on the same side of two carbon atoms that are double bonded


what is trans-fatty acids?

The alternative to cis-fatty acids for the hydrogens to be on the opposite sides


Explain cis- fatty acid

There is a bend in the hydrocarbon chain at the double bond. This makes triglycerides containing cis-fatty acids less good at picking together in regular arrays than saturated fatty acids, so it lower the melting point - usually liquid at room temp- oils


Explain trans-fatty acids

Don't have a bend in the hydrocarbon chain at the double bond so have higher melting points and are solid at room temp. Produced artificially

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