Answer to Question #142833 in Cell Biology for kailey

Question #142833
A starch molecule consists of countless monosaccharide simple sugars that have bonded together by dehydration synthesis. What might happen if you added water to a starch molecule?
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2020-11-06T14:27:43-0500

When starch is heated with water, the starch granules swell and burst, causing them to break down and release the glucose molecules into the water. Consequently, the starch molecules interact with more water, increasing the randomness of the solution in the process known as gelatinization.



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