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Glucose in Natural Products

Introduction As the world’s most common biomolecule, glucose (C6H12O6) has numerous cellular functions including serving as a metabolic fuel, as a precursor to energy storage molecules such as starch and glycogen, and as a building block molecule to important structural components such as cellulose. Glucose is a simple sugar or monosaccharide, meaning it contains a carbonyl […]

Spectrophotometric Determination of Iron

by E. L. Pool and D. Copeland (with edits by R. Sandwick and M. J. Simpson) Learning Goals Practice handling hazardous chemicals safely; Use a bunsen burner to heat a solution; Vacuum filter a solution; Practice using a transfer pipet and a mortar and pestle; Manipulate experimental conditions to illustrate the concept of limiting and […]