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What is a polysaccharide? What monomer unit makes up starch and cellulose?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret polysaccharide and the monomer unit making starch and cellulose should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

Monosaccharide is a simplest form of sugar which combines to produce carbohydrate. It is the basic unit of carbohydrate.

Disaccharide is a sugar consist of two monosaccharide joined to each other through glycosidic linkage.

Polysaccharide are the structure consist of long chain of unit of monomer linked to each other though glycosidic linkage.

Explanation

Polysaccharides are the structure that is produced by linking number of monosaccharide units to each other by glycosidic linkage results in formation of complex carbohydrates. Example of polysaccharide are cellulose, starch etc...

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