Has a single sugar molecule
ex: fructose, glucose
What is the sugar molecule formula?
(CH2O)n where n is any number from 3-8
What is the glucose and fructose formula?
C6 H12 O6
Two sugar molecules joined by glycosidic linkage
Also known as condensation reaction
Simple water molecule is lost
Serioes of connected monosaccharides
Polymer, because has repeating units of a monosaccharide
ex: Starch, Glycogen
Polymer of alpha-glucose molecules, energy storage molecule in plant cells
Polymer of alpha-glucose molecules, major energy storage molecule in animal cells
Consists only of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (1:2:1 ratio)
What are the functions of Carbohydrates?