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How big is a starch molecule?
A starch molecules is technically any polymer of sugar. These polysaccharides may be composed of as few as three sugar molecules and can stretch into the thousands and millions of sugar subunits in nature.
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Glucose is the simplest sugar and starch is a sugar complex.
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Amylase digests starch into a smaller carbohydrate called maltose.
Answer In this case, it's obvious... the starch is much bigger. It's composed of quite a few elements... while the iodine is composed of two.
Starch is a storage polysaccharide and is therefore much larger than sugar, which is merely carbohydrate molecules. Starch is composed of long chains of glucose monomers linke…d to one another through different types of linkages. Starch shows a branched structure composed of two components: amylose and amylopectin, both of which are basically chains of glucose units. They way in which they are linked to one another decides their properties.
Glucose molecules are to starch what amino acids are to proteins Glucose molecules are to starch what fatty acids (eg linoleic acid) are to lipids
It's a chain of monosaccharides.
Starch is just a polymer of glucose molecules (C6H12O6, in the pyranose ring form) in a chain one after another. It is exactly the same as glycogen except the glucose chains i…n starch connect to each other through a branch point every 30 monomers whereas glycogen connects every 10 monomers.