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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

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