Starch’s structure is composed of the two compounds amylose and amylopectin. The chemical formula for starch is (C6H10O5)n. Starch is a polysaccharide that consist of glucose monomers. More »

Starch is not a lipid. It is one of two major carbon storage compounds that are found in some plants and microalgae. Lipids are groups of fat-soluble biological molecules, while starch is a complex carbohydrate. More » Food Food Facts

Iodine reacts with starch in water to produce an intensely blue color. Beta amylose, which is a form of soluble starch, traps iodine ions within its highly coiled structure to achieve this effect. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Starch has the largest molecule out of all of starch, iodine and water. This is because it is composed of numerous units of glucose, so it's technically a polymer. More »

Starch does not have a set molecular weight; it is a polymer of glucose monomers that are linked together by dehydration reactions. The formula of starch is (C6H10O5)n, where n is the number of glucose monomers linked to... More »

The building blocks of starch are glucose monomers. Starch is a complex carbohydrate that is exclusively produced by plants as storage for glucose molecules. More »

Dextrin chemicals are edible carbohydrates that are produced by processing starch. They are commonly used as food additives, because they can thicken beverages and make solid foods stick together. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules