The core syllabus:
HERE’S THE READING! (from Biology for the IB Diploma 2nd Edition, C.J. Clegg, Hodder Education 2014
This is quite much, even for Core/SL – there is no HL-specific material for this topic. The syllabus makes it look as if there should be less! But it is a BIG topic so be guided by the textbook.
1 THE GLYCOSIDIC BOND
This is C6H12O6 in fact, in this case, β glucose:
(A further question is, why not α Glucose or indeed any of the other C6H12O6 isomers? Perhaps we can work on that later.)
And this is the GLYCOSIDIC bond formed between glucose molecules- a condensation reaction, meaning water is a product.
2 THE THREE MORE COMMON CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS
1 ESTER BOND
This is a triglyceride
And these are the ESTER bonds which form the triglyceride from fatty acids and glycerol. Condensation reaction also.
2 SATURATED, UNSATURATED AND TRANS FATS
3 LAB – testing saturation in fats and oils
4 IB Past paper question on the measuring of BMI
DRAWING ORGANIC MACRO-MOLECULES AND THEIR BONDING