Unformatted text preview: Disaccharides • Disaccharides are 2 monosaccharides joined by a dehydration synthesis, or condensation, which is the removal of a water molecule. The "H" is taken from a hydroxyl functional group of one monosaccharide and the "OH" from the second. The two molecules are then joined by a C—O—C bond. Examples of common disaccharides are sucrose, lactose, and maltose...
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- Spring '10
- Glucose, Living Organisms, Disaccharide, monosaccharide, disaccharides, hydroxyl functional group