Discussion 2: carbohydrates in our everyday life


Research a specific carboydrate that and its importance in biology. Discuss it’s structure, whether it is a monosaccharide, disaccharide, or polysachardide. If it is a monosaccharide, discuss its various isomers including where they are found and their approximate composition (i.e., percentages). If it is a disaccharide or polysaccharide discuss its imporatant linkages as well as where it is found in nature.

Also describe which carbohydrate test could be used to detect its presence in solution.

Your initial post must meet a minimum writing requirement (1 paragraph with at least 5 sentences). Respond to at least two posts  (1 paragraph with at least 3 sentences each). Your responses must contribute meaningfully to the discussion. Posts consisting of “Thank you”, “You’re welcome”, “I agree”, or “Me too” do not contribute meaningfully to the discussion. Critique other students’ postings in a positive manner. Make sure your post is NOT a copy of someone else’s post. Always remember Netiquette.

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