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What are the advantages of storing carbohydrates in the form of polysaccharides?

The advantages of carbohydrates in the form of polysaccharide are

(1) Polysaccharides are less bulky than monosaccharides as these are formed by dehydration synthesis (removal of water).

(2) These are easy to store; because they are insoluble in water, therefore, osmotically inactive.

(3) These can easily be broken down by enzymes for release of energy.

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What is the general formula of carbohydrates ?

The carbohydrate has a general formula - CnH2nOn Or (CH2O)n.
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Name one monosaccharide which provides energy ?

Glucose
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What are major elements of a cell ?

Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen are the major elements of a cell.
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What is the percentage of nucleic acids in cells ?

5 - 7 percent
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Give the names of two monosaccharide sugars.

Fructose and glucose are two monosaccharides
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