By: Rishav Rout and Sid Vadduri
Name of polymer: polysaccharide
Examples of Carbohydrates
Aldehynes, ketones, and alcohols.
Function of Carbohydrate
- major of fuel for metabolism
- regulation of blood glucose
- sparing use of proteins for energy
- dietary fiber
- breakdown of fatty acids and preventing ketosis
The hexagonal shape of the carbohydrate allows for the easy storage of sugars.
Their size often times not soluble in water.
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