Results for: Amylopectin

What does amylopectins do to starch?

Starch is a mixture of two types of polymers (or macromolecules) namely: Amylose and Amylopectin. Both polymers have a fairly large distribution of sizes, but are still made o (MORE)

The structural difference between amylose and amylopectin?

Amylose is type of starch which is unbranched. Consisting 1-4 Alfa glycosidic linkage. It is not easy to digested and takes less space than amylopectin. Amylopectin is branche (MORE)

Does glycogen and amylopectin have a helical structure like amylose and if yes why is it that glycogen and amylopectin form red-violet colouration with potassium iodide?

Yes, they are helical. The change in colouration is due to iodine being trapped in the helix. Difference in colour is due to the different wavelength of light being absorbed w (MORE)