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5 The structure of water gives it unique properties All life depends on water. In fact, life first appeared in water and evolved there for billions of years before moving on to land. Additionally, nearly all cells are, by weight, mostly water. What is it about water that makes it so central to life’s processes? Water has special properties that are a consequence of its unique chemical structure. Hydrogen Bonding in Water (–) O (–) Hydrogen bond H (+) H H (+) O (–) (+) (–) Unequal sharing of electrons H (+) For each O—H bond in a molecule of water, one pair of electrons is shared between the two atoms.
Every carbohydrate consists of one or more monosaccharides. Notice that two of the most common monosaccharides—glucose and fructose—are isomers, meaning they have the same numbers and kinds of atoms but vary in the arrangement of atoms. O H C HO OH H C C H OH O CH2OH H ISOMERS C C HO OH H H OH C C OH H C6H12O6 C6H12O6 GLUCOSE FRUCTOSE C CH2OH Glucose, found in many sports drinks, is also administered intravenously to trauma victims to provide a ready source of energy. Fructose, sometimes called fruit sugar, is also found in honey.