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AIPMT 2001

Which is the correct statement?
A
Starch is a polymer of $\alpha$-glucose.
B
Amylose is a component of cellulose.
C
Proteins are composed of only one type of amino acid.
D
In cyclic structure of fructose, there are four carbons and one oxygen atom.

Explanation

Starch is also know as amylum which occurs in all green plants. A molecule of starch (C6H10O5)n is built of a large number of $\alpha$-glucose ring joined through oxygen-atom.
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AIPMT 2001

Which statement is incorrect about peptide bond?
A
C $-$ N bond length in proteins is longer than usual bond length of N $-$ C bond.
B
Spectroscopic analysis shows planar structure of group.
C
C $-$ N bond length in proteins is smaller than usual bond length of C $-$ N bond.
D
None of the above.

Explanation

Due to resonance C — N bond in protein acquires double bond character and is smaller than usual C — N bond.
3

AIPMT 2001

Which of the following is correct?
A
Cycloheptane is an aromatic compound.
B
Diastase is an enzyme
C
Acetophenone is an ether.
D
All of these.

Explanation

Diastase is an enzyme. (The protein produced by living systems which acts as a biological catalyst). Enzymes are characterised by the name ending with -ase.
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AIPMT 2001

Which of the following is correct about H-bonding in nucleotide?
A
A $-$ T, G $-$ C
B
A $-$ G, T $-$ C
C
G $-$ T, A $-$ C
D
A $-$ A, T $-$ T

Explanation

Guanine G is linked to cytosine C by three hydrogen bonds and adenine A is linked with thymine T by two hydrogen bonds. It is abbreviate as : G ≡ C and A = T