Classification of Carbohydrate

1. Simple sugars They are crystalline, soluble in water and sweet substances. They are grouped into monosaccharides like glucose, fructose and disaccharides like maltose, sucrose etc. Monosaccharides have six carbon atoms per molecule. E.g. C6H12O6 (glucose). It turns brick red with Fehling’s solution. Monosaccharides are formed by hydrolysis of starch with dilute acid. (C6H10H5)n  →  …

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