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Carbohydrates are an important part of an athlete’s diet
Students learn to:
- identify that carbohydrates are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen according to the formula:Cx (H2O)y
- explain that humans store carbohydrates as glycogen granules in our muscles and liver
- identify glucose as the monomer which forms the polymer glycogen and describe the process of bond formation between the glucose molecules which produces the polymer
- choose resources and perform first-hand investigations to compare the structures of glycogen and glucose from diagrams or models
Extract from Chemistry Stage 6 Syllabus (Amended October 2002). © 2009, Board of Studies NSW.