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Chapter 16, Problem 2SC
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Pick the correct statement about sugars.

a. Sugars are polar and highly soluble in water.

b. Sugars are generally soluble in nonpolar solvents.

c. Sugars are a type of lipid.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The correct statement about sugars is to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehydes, or ketones, or their derivatives. They serve as a short-term energy storage. A few examples of carbohydrates are sugars and starches.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct option:

The structure of sugar contains a large number of hydroxyl groups. These hydroxy groups form strong hydrogen bonds with each other and with water. Thus, sugars are polar in nature and highly soluble in water. Therefore, option (a) is correct.

Hence, option (a) is correct...

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