In this Introduction to Carbohydrates, which is part of Unit 4 Area of Study 2 for VCE Chemistry, you will learn about:
- formation of disaccharides from monosaccharides, and of complex carbohydrates (specifically starch and cellulose) as condensation polymers of monosaccharides
- glycosidic links
- storage of excess glucose in the body as glycogen
- comparison of glucose, fructose, sucrose and the artificial sweetener aspartame with reference to their structures and energy content
What are carbohydrates?
This video will discuss simple carbohydrates.
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