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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

What is the difference between a monosaccharide, a disaccharide, and a polysaccharide? Give examples of each.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The differences between monosaccharide, disaccharide, and polysaccharide with an example.

Introduction:

There are various biomolecules present in living organisms. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins are some of the biomolecules. Carbohydrates are an instant source of energy. They are stored in an animal in the form of glycogen.

Explanation

The differences between monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides are given in the table below:

Monosaccharide Disaccharide Polysaccharide
These are simple sugars consisting of a single sugar chain. These are composed of two simple sugars joined together with the help of a glycosidic bond. These are composed of hundreds of simple sugars joined together with the help of glycosidic bond...

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