Polysaccharides, Biology


  1. Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates.
  2. Polysaccharides are also called glycans.
  3. These are insoluble in water.
  4. Polysaccharides are not sweet to taste.
  5. Insulin is soluble in water & sweet in taste.
  6. Insulin is the only polysaccharide sugar.
  7. Polysaccharides are made up of 11 to infinite monomeres.
  8. Chain may be straight or branched.
  9. Hydrolysis is possible.
  10. General formula is (C6H10O5)n.
  11. Structurally polysaccharides are of two types- Homopolysaccharides, Heteropolysaccharides
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