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Carbohydrate are made from monomers called monosaccharides. These are organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and have a general formula of (CH2O)n. N is a number between 3 and 9 and the catagories are named after how many carbons are in the compound:

C = 3 = triose

C = 4 = tetrose

C = 5 = pentose

C = 6 = hexose

Glucose has a ring shape and comes in two forms. Known as Alpha and Beta


Monosaccharides can bond


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