Schematic Representation of Carbohydrates

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Schematic Representation of Carbohydrates 1) Monosaccharides They are the simplest soluble sugar. Depending on the number of carbon atoms present, monosaccharides are further classified as: a) trioses (3 carbons ) C 3 H 6 O 3 e.g. glyceraldehyde b) pentoses (5 carbons) C 5 H 10 O 5 e.g. ribose and deoxyribose c) hexoses (6 carbons) C 6 H 12 O 6 e.g. glucose Glucose C 6 H 12 O 6 is a basic form of fuel in all living things. It is soluble in blood plasma and
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Unformatted text preview: water and so it is transported by body fluids to all cells in the body. In cells it is metabolized and releases energy. Glucose is also the main product of photosynthesis and also an initiating material for cellular respiration. Figure 2.2 A molecular representation of glucose...
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