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3.2.5 Outline the role of condensation and hydrolysis

A condensation (or dehydration) reaction is when water is removed in the process of joining two monomers to form a polymer. Examples are:Glucose + Glucose becomes Maltose + waterMaltose + Glucose becomes Polysaccharide + waterGlycerol + 3 Fatty acids becomes Triglyceride +3 water moleculesAmino acid + Amino acid becomes Dipeptide + waterDipeptide + Amino acid becomes Polypeptide + waterA hydrolysis reaction is when water is used to split a polymer into its constituent monomers. Examples are:Maltose + 1 water becomes 1 Glucose + 1 GlucosePolysaccharide + water becomes Maltose + 1 GlucoseTriglyceride +3 water molecules becomes Glycerol + 3 Fatty acidsDipeptide + water becomes 1 Amino acid + 1 Amino acidPolypeptide + water becomes Dipeptide + 1 Amino acid
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