What monosaccharides are in maltose?

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Jun 27, 2015

Answer:

There is only one monosaccharide in sucrose, and that is glucose.

Explanation:

The structure of glucose, #"C"_6"H"_12"O"_6#, is

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The #"OH"# on #"C-1"# of glucose can combine with the #"OH"# on #"C-4"# of another glucose molecule to form maltose.

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We could write the equation for the formation of maltose as

# underbrace(2"C"_6"H"_12"O"_6)_color(red)("glucose") → underbrace("C"_12"H"_22"O"_11)_color(red)("maltose") + "H"_2"O"#