is a linear hydrocarbon.
Each carbon of the
molecular skeleton is bonded to (at most) two other carbons.
|2,2-Dimethylhexane is a branched hydrocarbon.|
|Amylose (a component of starch) is a linear α-D-glucopyranose biopolymer.||Amylopectin
(a component of starch)
is a branched
|biopolymer. Branches sprout from glucopyranose carbon 6 approximately|
|every 25th monomer along the glucopyranose backbone.|