What are polymerization reaction sometimes called dehydration synthesis reaction?
A "condensation" reaction or sometimes it is an "elimination" reaction.
Polysaccharides are formed by dehydration synthesis reaction between monosaccharides what does this mean?
Dehydration synthesis is when two molecules are chained together and a water molecule is ejected from the coupling. A hydrolysis reaction is when a water molecule is split and the coupling between two molecules is also split. Dehydration synthesis is the reverse reaction of hydrolysis, and vice versa.
The simple one word answer is polymerization. There are a number of methods of achieving this. One method is dehydration synthesis in which for example a poly alcohol is reacted with a polyacid to form a polyester and water. Another would be addition polymerization which can be achieved by use of an intiator or even UV light. Dehydration synthesis turns monomers into polymers. Monomers are broken up through hydrolysis reactions. This is when the monomers…