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small organic molecules joined to gether to form larger molecules
long molecule consisting of many similar or identical building blocks linked by covalent bonds
- Includes sugar and their polymers
- Formulas are some multiple of the unit CH2O
- Simplest form: monosaccharides
- Digested into bloodstream as glucose, which is used to fuel our bodies for normal daily activity and exercise
- Malt Sugar
- Formed by joining two glucose molecules
- Table sugar
- formed by joining glucose and fructose
Plants store surplus glucose as....
Animals store surplus glucose as...
What is a major component of the tough wall of plant cells?