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Intro: Carbohydrate, any of a large group of compounds in which hydrogen and oxygen, in the proportions in which they exist in water, are combined with carbon; the formula of most of these compounds may be expressed as Cn(H2O)n. Structurally, however, these compounds are not hydrates of carbon, as the formula would seem to indicate. Carbohydrates, as a class, are the most abundant organic compounds found in nature. They are produced by green plants and by bacteria using the process known as photosynthesis...

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January 1999 B io Factsheet Example glucose fructose galactose Number 39 Carbohydrates: Revision Summary Carbohydrates contain 3 elements: Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H) and Oxygen (O). Thus, if we remove water from carbohydrates, all that remains is carbon. Carbohydrates can be divided into 3 categories; monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides (Table 1). Table 1. Structure of monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides Category Monosaccharide (made of 1 sugar molecule) ...

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Carbohydrates H2SO4 acts as dehydrating agent forming furfural derivatives which interact with alpha-naphthol librating a violet layered compound Test | Molisch test | Objective | A general test for all carbohydrates. Monosaccharides give a rapid positive test. Disaccharides and polysaccharides react slower. | Principle involved | Dehydration of the carbohydrate by concentrated sulfuric acid to produce an aldehyde | Reagent | H2SO4 | Positive results | a purple-black layer/violet ring...

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Essay On Carbohydrates

What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. Carbohydrates are sugars that break down inside the body to create glucose. Glucose is moved around the body in the blood and is the primary source of energy for the brain, muscles, and other essential cells. There are two types of carbohydrates, simple and complex; Simple carbohydrates refer to sugars with a simple molecular construction of one or two parts. Because...

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Glucose and Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates For my health project I did carbohydrates. They are the bodies energy source. Carbohydrates supply the body with the energy it needs to function. They are found almost exclusively in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, peas, and beans. Milk and milk products are the only foods derived from animals that contain a significant amount of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are divided into two groups, simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates, sometimes...

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Analysis of Carbohydrates

 Abstract Carbohydrates are the most abundant organic compounds in the plant world. They act as storehouses of chemical energy (glucose, starch, glycogen); are components of supportive structures in plants (cellulose),crustacean shells (chitin), and connective tissues in animals (glucosaminoglycans); and are essential components of nucleic acids (D-ribose and 2-deoxy-D-ribose). Monosaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides are theclassifications of carbohydrates. This experiment involves...

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complex carbohydrates

Complex Carbohydrates PERSONAL SUMARY: There is a very real difference between simple and complex carbohydrates. Let's look at them. Simple carbohydrates, found in rice, pasta, white potatoes, and some dairy products, contain sugars that are broken down quickly by your body. This will provide your body with a quick burst of energy, but if the carbohydrates are not used quickly, the sugar will turn to fat. That's why low-carb diets cut them out. But those diets often lump all carbs together ...

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Carbohydrate Presentation

Carbohydrate presentation: SCI 241 Sovanna Ath What is Carbohydrate? * Source of energy * Effects of too much carbohydrates A CARBOHYDRATE IS the ideal source where your body get your energy from. Even though carbohydrates are good for your body too much of it can upset the delicate balance of your body’s blood sugar level which can result in fluctuation in energy and mood that leave you feeling irritated and even tired. It is also better for your body to have a balance of carbohydrates...

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Carbohydrates Report

Viviana Veber Bio 1510 Sec 21 Carbohydrates Introduction: The objective of this experiment was to identify the reaction of carbohydrates in Benedict’s test, Barfoed’s test and Iodine test. Carbohydrates are essential to living organisms, and the principal role of carbohydrates is the production of energy. Carbohydrates are groups of sugars that contain carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen in a 1:2:1 ratio. Three main units of carbohydrates are monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides...

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Carbohydrates Essay

Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. These three simple elements make up one of the most useful substances for many living organisms: Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are used for numerous processes in organisms from acting in important roles of cellular recognition in the human body to storing chemical energy in plants in the form or starch. The roles of carbohydrates in the human body alone are numerous; providing energy for working muscles, providing energy for the regulation of blood glucose, preventing...

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