Chemical Properties of Carbohydrates


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Which of the following is a polysaccharide?

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1. What is meant by the term hydrophillic?

2. What is the purpose of glycogen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Carbohydrates are essential to the human body, and you can assess your comprehension of their properties through this quiz and printable worksheet. This quiz will discuss types of carbohydrates and their purpose in the human body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will test students on:

  • Hydrophilic
  • Polysaccharides
  • Purpose of starch
  • Glycogen's purpose
  • Monosaccharide vs. polysaccharide

Skills Practiced

This work will give you a chance to exercise these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on carbohydrates
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as monosaccharides and polysaccharides
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the purpose of starch and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about glycogen

Additional Learning

Take a look at the accompanying lesson entitled Chemical Properties of Carbohydrates for more information on this science subject. Goals of this lesson will include:

  • Define starch, carbohydrate, chitin and other key terms
  • Explain the structure of various carbohydrates
  • Learn how the arrangement of atoms can make a different sugar
  • Identify the polysaccharide that is made from plant cells