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Give the difference between Amylose and Amylopectin

Give the difference between Amylose and Amylopectin

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Amylose :

Water soluble component . It is long unbranched chain polymer.It contains 200-1000 $\alpha -D-(+)-$ glucose involving C1 - C4 glycosidic linkage .
Constitutes about 15-20 % of starch .

Amylopectin :

Water insoluble component . 
It is a branched chain polymer.
It is a branched chain polymer of $\alpha-D$ glucose units in which chain is formed by C1-C4 glycosidic linkage whaere as branching occurs by C1-C6 glycosidic linkage . 
Constitutes about 80-85 % of starch .
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