What is the chemical makeup of sugar?
Wed Jul 12 21:16:42 EST 1995
rronkin at cpcug.org (R. R. Ronkin) wrote:
>In article <mploewen.26.00154392 at unixg.ubc.ca>, mploewen at unixg.ubc.ca wrote:
>>I'm having a bet with my brother. What is the chemical makeup of Sugar? ie
>Table sugar has the chemical name sucrose. It is a relatively simple
>molecule made of 12 atoms of carbon, 22 of hydrogen, and 11 of oxygen.
>The carbon atoms are arranged in two rings, joined at one point through
>a connection made of one of the oxygen atoms.
>The chemical makeup (including the arrangement of atoms) is important to
>humans and forms of life because a lot of energy can be released from
>the molecule when it is processed to carbon dioxide and water or, in
>some cases, to ethyl alcohol or lactic acid.
>Modern high-school textbooks of biology and chemistry provide further
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