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Which statement summarizes a feature shared by all monosaccharides?
In their linear forms, they all contain a carbonyl and several hydroxyl functional groups.
A monosaccharide that has the chemical formula C5 H10 O5 would be characterized as a _____.
How do the α and β forms of glucose differ?
Their ring structures differ in the location of a hydroxyl group.
Which of the following can vary among monosaccharides?
the number of carbon atoms
What is the difference between an aldose sugar and a ketose sugar?
the position of the carbonyl group
What is a carbonyl group?
Carbohydrates have been shown to form _____.
in biotic and abiotic conditions, including outer space