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31 March, 15:57

Which of the following is ranked from smallest to largest?

water, carbon, electron, glucose, glycogen

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  1. 31 March, 17:08
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    The order is: electron, carbon, water, glucose, glycogen.

    Explanation:

    The electron is a negatively charged subatomic particle and is therefore the smallest.

    Carbon is a chemical element, which belongs to the group-14 of periodic table and has atomic number 6.

    Water is a odorless, almost colorless and tasteless chemical compound which is necessary for all the known living form. The chemical formula is H2O and it is composed of 2 hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

    Glucose is a monosaccharide sugar and a type of simple carbohydrate. The chemical formula is C6H12O6 and is composed of 6 carbon atoms, 6 oxygen atoms and 12 hydrogen atoms.

    Glycogen is a branched polysaccharide molecule, which is composed of multiple monomeric glucose units. Therefore, it is the largest.

    Therefore, the increasing order is: electron, carbon, water, glucose, glycogen.
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