Carbohydrates

Definitions of some terms used when discussing carbohydrates.

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Monomer
A simple molecule that is used as the building blocks for the synthesis a polymer
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Polymer
A giant molecule made of many similar repeating subunits joined together
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Macromolecule
A large biological molecule
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Monosaccharide
A sugar which is soluble in water and has the general formula of (CH2O)n. It is made of one molecule and the three groups are trioxes (3C), pentoses (5C) and hexoses (6C)
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Disaccharide
A sugar which consists of two monosaccharides joining together by condensation to form a glycosidic bond
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Polysaccharide
A polymer which consists of many monosaccharides joined together by condensation reaction to form glycosidic bonds
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A giant molecule made of many similar repeating subunits joined together

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Polymer

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A large biological molecule

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A sugar which is soluble in water and has the general formula of (CH2O)n. It is made of one molecule and the three groups are trioxes (3C), pentoses (5C) and hexoses (6C)

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A sugar which consists of two monosaccharides joining together by condensation to form a glycosidic bond

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