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Glucose

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Olivia Indelicato

on 8 April 2013

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Transcript of Glucose



Key
Red: Oxygen
Grey: Hydrogen
Black: Carbon C 6 H 12 O 6 Chemical Formula Glucose Where it's found:
Plants
Product of Photosynthesis
6CO + 6H O + Light = C H O
Building blocks of starches
Physical Properties:
colorless
crystals
melting point is 146 degrees C
density is 1.54 g/cm 3 Chemical Properties:
flammable
reacts with sodium peroxide
and potassium nitrate Hydrogen:
1 hydrogen molecule
colorless
odorless
non-metal
highly flammable gas What it's used for: ENERGY
Cellular respiration Carbon
Atomic number 6
Non-metal
Used in soft and hard materials
Form the basis of life on earth Oxygen
Atomic number 8
Gas
Colorless
Non-metal Why is it important?
Helps create energy
Fuels all living things Other Info:
A chain of glucose molecules creates complex carbs
The main sugar found in blood
Low glucose levels are called Hyperglycemia
High glucose levels are diabetes 2 2 6 12 6
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