Answer to Question #193743 in General Chemistry for Michael

Question #193743

What are the structural and functional differences between starch and cellulose


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2021-05-17T04:11:41-0400


Starch is formed from alpha glucose, while cellulose is made of beta glucose. The difference in the linkages lends to differences in 3-D structure and function. Starch can be straight or branched and is used as energy storage for plants because it can form compact structures and is easily broken down.








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