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9. Carbohydrates
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Chitin

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Chitin is:

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Indicate whether or not each of the following characterizations applies to the following:

(1) Chitin only, (2) Cellulose only, (3) Both Cellulose and Chitin, (4) Neither.

a) Structural polysaccharide: ____________.

b) Monomers are glucose amino sugar derivatives: ____________.

c) Glycosidic linkages are all (β-1,4): ____________.

d) Homopolysaccharide: ____________.

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Which of the following statements best describes the main structural difference between cellulose and chitin?