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Starches

(noun) Plural form of starch.

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Re: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?

... bonds are nonpolar (as are carbon-carbon bonds)." (“Ionic, Polar and Non-polar Molecules”) A curious thing about carbohydrates is that starches, polymers of glucose, are not soluble in water and serve as energy-storing molecules. (“Carbohydrates” (2)). The polarity of water makes it ...

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by HectorEnriquezC
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:36 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?
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... open so it is called a non-reducing disaccharide. Maltose (two glucoses together) does have one hydroxyl and can polymerize (as in the case of starches). see this website please.( in the text you can find this sentence:"ketone-bearing sugars like fructose are considered reducing sugars" ...

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by Maatomaat
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:57 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

... open so it is called a non-reducing disaccharide. Maltose (two glucoses together) does have one hydroxyl and can polymerize (as in the case of starches).

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:55 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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Help with a Problem Involving Polysaccharides

... think this happened?" First of all, how does Hydrochloric acid work in breaking glycosidic bonds? Does it have to do with the fact that some starches like amylopectin have lots of branches?

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by zerobladex
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:59 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Help with a Problem Involving Polysaccharides
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Re: Fitness and Diet

... is practical in fruit, vegetables, nuts and high fibre starch foods. At least five different ones each day. When hungry, fill up on the high fibre starches. And potatoes are a good food, as long as they are not cooked with saturated fats. Ditto for corn. Potatoes have a lot of undigestible starch ...

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by skeptic
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:37 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fitness and Diet
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