Explain how carbohydrates are structured in a 1:2:1 ratio. Which atom does each number in this ratio represent?

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Mar 9, 2017

Answer:

Let's take the very common carbohydrate, sugar...........

Explanation:

Sugar has a formula of #C_6H_12O_6#, which, of course, has an empirical formula of #1:2:1# with respect to #C#, #H#, and #O#, or an empirical formula of #CH_2O#.