Sugar Formula: The Chemical Formula of Sugar

Chemical formula of sucrose also known as table sugar
Sugar formula: sucrose
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Differences and Similarities Between Plant and Animal Cells

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A cell is the building block that makes up all plants and animals. I bet you already knew this, so let's get down to the nitty-gritty of the differences and similarities between a plant and an animal cell.

While a plant cell is similar to an animal cell many ways, there are several key differences that make you look so different from a tree. The differences between plants and animals can clearly be seen at the cellular level.

 

 

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6 Interesting Facts about Carbon

Carbon is the most vital element of life. All living things are made up of compounds of carbon. Atoms in a molecule are held together by chemical bonds. The diversity of matter we see around us is thanks to the arrangement of molecules in different combinations.

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Use of Graphene in Future Computers

illustration of a graphene sheet

Not to long from now, our computers may become a hundred times faster thanks to something called graphene.

 

Scientists are thinking about replacing today’s silicon chip in today’s electronics with graphene chip.

 

What makes graphene so awesome? Graphene is a single layer of graphite. It is only one atom thin. This arrangement is what gives graphene awesome properties that scientists are now busy exploring.

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Animal Cell Parts and Functions

All animals, including you and I, are made of the same basic building block called the animal cell. Animal cells are generally smaller than plant cells and lack a cell wall and chloroplasts; these are organelles pertinent to plant cells.

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Glycosidic Bond Formation | Linkages formed between Carbohydrate Monomers

Sugar molecules are connected to each other by condensation reaction. This type of linkage is known as a Glycosidic Linkage and the bonds formed are called Glycosidic Bonds.

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Life-Sustaining Properties of Water

Life on this planet is dependent on the availability of water. Scientists are always looking for evidence of water in other worlds because water is the solvent that drives life here on earth.

 

Water exists naturally in solid, liquid and gaseous forms. It is the only substance on our planet that exists naturally in all three states of matter.

 

A single water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms (H) and one oxygen atom (O). The hydrogen atoms each share a pair of election with the oxygen atom in what is known as covalent bonds.

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What are Biomolecules?

Biomolecules are the ingredients necessary for life. They are the building blocks of all living things on earth and are essential for their survival.

 

Biomolecules function as essential energy sources, they provide the means to store energy, they contain instructions that living things need for healing, growth and reproduction.

 

There are four main classes of biomolecules; Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic Acids.

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