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Chapter 16, Problem 11E
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What is the difference between a monosaccharide, a disaccharide, and a polysaccharide? Give one example of each.

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Interpretation:

The difference between a monosaccharide, a disaccharide and a polysaccharide, along with an example of each is to be given.

Concept Introduction:

Carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehydes, or ketones or their derivatives. Thus, their structure contain C=O, OH and CH2OH groups. They function as sources of short-term energy storage.

Carbohydrates can be classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharideson the basis of the number of sugar units in the molecule.

Explanation of Solution

The most common carbohydrate unit has the formula C6H12O6. The difference between a monosaccharide, a disaccharide and a polysaccharide, along with an example of each, is given below:

Monosaccharides are composed of a single sugar unit

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