Describe the structure of starch and explain why this structure makes it a suitable molecule for storing energy.

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Starch is a polysaccaride made up a mixture of 2 glucose compounds ; amylose and amylopectin. The amylose is a long unbranched glucose chain which makes it more compact. but amylopectin is a polymer which contains many branches so glucose molecules can be broken down rapidly and release energy for quick actions.

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