Define the following with a suitable examole in each:

(i) Oligosaccharides

(ii) Denaturation of protein

(iii) Vitamins

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Answers (1)
S Sumit

(i) Oligosaccharides: Carbohydrates which on hydrolysis give 2 -10 molecules of monosaccharides are called as oligosaccharides. For example: Sucrose.

(ii) Denaturation of Proteins: On heating or on treatment with the mineral acids, the water soluble globular proteins undergo coagulation or precipitation with loss of biological activity to give watre insoluble fibrous proteins.This process is known as denaturation of proteins.

(iii) Vitamins: A group of biomolecule, most of which cannot be produced by the body and must be supplied in small amounts in diet to perfom the specific biological functions fo the life growth and health of human beings and animals.

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