What is the relation between Glucose and Cellulose?
[A]Glucose is an isomer of Cellulose
[B]Cellulose is a polymer of Glucose
[C]Both Cellulose and Glucose are direct products of photosynthesis
[D]Both Cellulose and Glucose are simple sugars
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Cellulose is a long chain of linked sugar (polysaccharide). It's monomer is glucose, thousands of identical glucose molecules bind together to form a molecule of cellulose. Can you select the correct answer on your own now?
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It's B then.
But a doubt has been cropping up in my mind. If you could please resolve this as well. Glucose is easily digested by human beings. But cellulose doesn't, even though cellulose is a polymer of glucose. Could this mean that the process of polymerization drastically changes the chemical properties of glucose?
Yes, that's correct.
Polymerization is nothing else but a kind of chemical reaction in which similar reactants are linked together and you know that chemical reaction always changes the chemical properties of reactants.