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Disaccharides are made up of two monosaccharides which have joined together. The two monosaccharides have joined together in a reaction that's known as a condensation reaction, the end result is more condensed that the component parts and also water is produced as a by-product. Glycosidic bonds join sugars together, this type of bond is a covalent bond as it's between two non-metal molecules.


Condensation Reactions

•  Condensation reaction to produce maltose from α Glucose + α Glucose. An enzyme is needed to bring the 2 monomers together; in this case maltase.

•  If the disaccharide was to be broken down it would be a  hydrolysis reaction because hydrolysis means splitting water and that's what woul need


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