Fermentation Chemistry

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Summarise the chemistry of the fermentation process

  • Under the correct conditions for fermentation, any starch or sucrose present are first converted to glucose and/or fructose by enzymes.
  • Fermentation can occur once glucose and/or fructose are present.
  • In fermentation, the glucose or fructose is converted to ethanol and carbon dioxide by certain enzymes found in yeast: