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i need to know what is phosphate and Sugar' please. in simple term so i can understand, every time when i come across them i got confused to what actually they are, so:
what is phosphate and what is sugar??
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help!
i need to know what is phosphate and Sugar' please. in simple term so i can understand, every time when i come across them i got confused to what actually they are, so:
what is phosphate and what is sugar??
Phosphate is PO4 (3-). It is an inorganic ion and you would come across it during alevel biology when dealing with ATP ADP and AMP. Sugars are hydrocarbons which are usually used in respiration to provide energy for cells. In biology alevels the common ones are glucose, galactose and fructose. Glucose is the on used in respiration
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Phosphate is a small ion. It consists of phosphorus with 4 oxygen atoms and has a negative 3 charge: PO4 (3-)

Sugars are a group of molecules. Mostly ring shaped with lots of -OH groups stick out of them. Eg glucose, galactose...

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is there any different between the sugar we put in our tea and the sugar used in respiration in cells (glucose)?
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is there any different between the sugar we put in our tea and the sugar used in respiration in cells (glucose)?
No there isn't much difference in the sugar you put in your tea and sugar used in respiration.
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is there any different between the sugar we put in our tea and the sugar used in respiration in cells (glucose)?
The sugar that you put in tea is sucrose. It is made of a molecule of glucose and a molecule of fructose joined together .The main sugar that features in respiration is glucose.


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