Why are dehydration synthesis reactions important?

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Answer:

Dehydration synthesis is important because it is the process by which many organic polymers are made.

Explanation:

When glucose molecules join together to form amylose (starch) one glucose loses a H and the other glucose loses an OH. The H and OH get together to form water. So when two glucose molecules get together to form a disaccharide, a water molecule is formed and kicked out.

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This is why the process is called

Dehydration = lose water
Synthesis = form something new

This process also occurs as amino acids join together to form polypeptides (proteins).

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Noel P.