Molecules of Life

Formation of Maltose
Formation of Maltose: Two α-glucose are condensed together linked by α-1,4-glycosidic bond through condensation reaction. Product is Maltose and Water.


Formation of triglycerides: 1 Glycerol and 3 fatty acid are linked by ester bond through condensation reaction. Product is triglycerides and 3 molecules of water


Formation of Dipeptide: Two amino acids are condensed together through condensation reaction. Peptide bond are formed between OH from carboxyl group of one amino acid and H from amino group of another amino acid. Product is dipeptide and water molecule


Double helix DNA structure based on the Watson & Crick model: DNA consists of two polynucleotide strands that twisted forming double helix. The two polynucleotide strands are anti-parallel and linked by hydrogen bonds. A pairs with T, connected by two hydrogen bonds while G pairs with C, connected by three hydrogen bonds.