Colour coding for molecular structures

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SUGARS

Introduction

Monosaccharides

Disaccharides

Polysaccharides

Digestion

 

 

 

 

 

Carbohydrates (sugar) Disaccharides

Disaccharides (shown below) consist of 2 monosaccharides joined together. The most common is sucrose (below), which consist of a glucose and a fructose molecule joined:

Sucrose (common sugar)

Other important example of a disaccharide is maltose, which consists of 2 glucoses joined together:

Maltose is used in the production of beer

 

 

 

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