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Physio Chemical Properties of Amino acids? (Guide)

Amino acids are basically building blocks of proteins. This chapter includes the Physio chemical properties of Amino acids. Before going to the properties of amino acids, we should brush back the amino acids basic points. What is an Amino acid? Amino acids are biological organic molecules containing both an amino group(s) and a carboxyl group […]

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  • Updated August 17, 2019

What are Polysaccharides and How it was Classified?

Carbohydrates composed of ten or more monosaccharide units are classifieds polysaccharides, and their molecules are colloidal in size. They may be considered as condensation polymers in which the monosaccharides (or their derivatives such as the amino sugars and uronic acids) are joined by glycosidic linkages. By far the most important naturally occurring polysaccharides are Starch and Cellulose. […]

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  • Updated June 21, 2019

VITAMINS : The Micro-Nutrients in Our Body

The essential Macronutrients are water, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. In developed countries, vitamin deficiencies result mainly from poverty, food fads, drugs, or alcoholism. Vitamin toxicity (hypervitaminosis) usually results from taking mega doses of Vitamin A, D, B6, or niacin. In general, excess amounts of water-soluble vitamins are excreted via the Kidneys. Vitamins may […]

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  • Updated April 10, 2019

What are the Classifications of Carbohydrates? Explain with Examples

Today we are discussing the basic concept on Carbohydrates Classification from Biomolecules chapter. Carbohydrates are the organic molecules that are composed of the elements carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. These sugars are referred to as saccharides. Carbohydrates are defined as polyhydroxy-aldehydes or polyhydroxy ketones or compounds, which produce them on hydrolysis. They supply energy and serve as structural […]

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  • Updated June 13, 2019

Fatty acids are the Building Blocks of Fats and Oils (Short Notes)

Do you know fatty acids are the basic unit of which macromolecules? Fats are esters of high molecular weight containing Fatty acids(FA) and Glycerol. Glycerol is a trihydric alcohol and therefore one two or all the three hydroxyl groups (OH) can react with FA forming mono, di or triglycerides respectively. These are the basic questions. To solve […]

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  • Updated April 8, 2019

What are the Basics of Biochemical Techniques?

Biochemical studies or Biochemical Techniques rely on the availability of appropriate analytical techniques and their applications. This undergraduate course deals with the different biochemical techniques such as spectrophotometry and chromatography to gain knowledge on the biomolecules such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and their functions. In recent years, huge advances are made in understanding […]

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  • Updated April 12, 2019
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