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Chapter 16, Problem 53E
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Classify each of the following carbohydrates as a monosaccharide, disaccharide, or polysaccharide:

Chapter 16, Problem 53E, Classify each of the following carbohydrates as a monosaccharide, disaccharide, or polysaccharide:

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given carbohydrates are to be classified as monosaccharide, disaccharide, and polysaccharide.

Concept Introduction:

Carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones, or their derivatives.

Carbohydrates can be categorized as monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides.

The monosaccharides are composed of a single sugar unit.

The disaccharides are double-ringed structures in which two monosaccharide units are linked together.

The polysaccharides are long chains of monosaccharide units. They are also called complex carbohydrates.

Explanation of Solution

a)

The given molecule has a single sugar unit. Therefore, it is a monosaccharide, which is considered a simple sugar, and the basic unit of carbohydrates.

b)

The given molecule contains a long chain of sugar units. Therefore, it is a polysaccharide. Polysaccharides are considered polymeric carbohydrate units linked together by glycosidic linkages.

c)

The given molecule contains two sugar units joined together...

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