What are Monosaccharides and Triglycerides?
This post will go through monosaccharides and triglycerides for QCE Chemistry.
4.1.4 – Organic Materials: Structure and Function
- Recognise that monosaccharides contain either an aldehyde group (aldose) or a ketone group (ketose) and several -OH groups, and have the empirical formula CH2O
- Distinguish between α-glucose and β-glucose, and compare and explain the structural properties of starch (amylose and amylopectin) and cellulose
- Recognise that triglycerides (lipids) are esters and describe the difference in structure between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids
This video will introduce monosaccharides.
This video goes through alpha-glucose and beta-glucose.
This video looks at some properties of and compares cellulose and starch.
This video goes through the molecular structure of triglycerides.
This video goes through saturated, unsaturated and trans fat.