What are the functional groups in carbohydrates?

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Sep 4, 2017

Answer:

Carbonyl and hydroxyl groups.

Explanation:

Carbohydrates usually contain a carbonyl (#=O#) and hydroxyl (#-OH#) functional group.

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Clearly illustrated here the carbonyl group bonds with a carbon atom to form a ring structure that is often found in polysaccharides that usually form hydrogen bonds with the hydroxyl groups.