In a handout the following is stated:
Amylose is insoluble in water, therefore a good storage compound e.g. in stroma of chloroplasts
This is with regard to the chemical structure of the molecule.
However it has left me wondering, what is it intrinsically about the structure of a molecule that makes it soluble/insoluble in water?
My thoughts at this stage are perhaps to do with whether the molecule is hydrophobic, and if that is the case - how is amylose hydrophobic?