What is the difference between a simple sugar and a complex carbohydrate?

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Apr 26, 2017

A simple sugar is either a monosaccharide or a disaccharide while a complex carbohydrate is a polysaccharide


A monosaccharide has one carbon ring e.g. glucose. A disaccharide has two carbon rings instead, e.g. galactose. A polysaccharide has three or more carbon rings, like starch.