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Textbook Problem

How many monosaccharide units are present in each of the following?

  1. a. tetrasaccharide
  2. b. polysaccharide

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The number of monosaccharide units present in tetrasaccharide has to be stated.

Concept introduction: Monosaccharides are those type of sugars which cannot be further hydrolysed.  If two monosaccharides combine, then it is called disaccharide and if three monosaccharides combine, then it is called trisaccharide.  The polymer which is formed by the combination of several monosaccharides is called a polysaccharide.  These monosaccharides can be same, called as homopolysaccharide or different called as heteropolysaccharides.

Explanation

Tetrasaccharides are the polysaccharides in which four monosaccharides of the same type or different type are joined together via glycosidic linkages.  For example, stachyose on hydrolysis gives one molecule of glucose, one molecule of fructose and two molecules of galactose...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The number of monosaccharide units present in polysaccharide has to be stated.

Concept introduction: Monosaccharides are those type of sugars which cannot be further hydrolysed.  If two monosaccharides combine, then it is called disaccharide and if three monosaccharides combine, then it is called trisaccharide.  The polymer which is formed by the combination of several monosaccharides is called a polysaccharide.  These monosaccharides can be same, called as homopolysaccharide or different called as heteropolysaccharides.

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