LESSON 1: Basic Chemistry
Atoms & Ions | Chemical Bonding | Water | Acid & Bases | Organic Compounds | Carbohydrates | Lipids | Proteins | Enzymes | Nucleic Acids | ATP

CARBOHYDRATES

Carbohydrates are used for energy production and to build necessary cell components.

Five or six Carbons long formed into rings:

These can be linked together to form chains.

Polysaccharides (long chains like starch or cellulose)

Starch and Cellulose only differ in how the carbohydrates are linked together:

Do you know which you can digest? (hint: cellulose is common in plants)

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