The Amylose Molecule - rotatable in 3 dimensions
Amylose is the name given to linear sections of the starch molecule consisting of alpha 1,4 linked glucose units.
This model shows 36 glucose units, forming a helical structure - effectively a tube.
Move the molecule end on to see this
Incidentally, iodine migrates into the space within the molecule and gives the characteristic blue-black colour used in the starch test.
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