Match each molecule with the group of carbohydrates it belongs to

Match each molecule with the group of carbohydrates it belongs to


If you are referring to the image below, the answers would be:




Storage Polysaccharides:


Structural Polysaccharides:


Monosaccharides are simple sugars, typically having 3 to 7 carbons in its structures. Aldoses and ketoses are forms of monosaccharides. If a monosaccharide has a aldehyde, it is an aldose. If a monosaccharide has a ketone, it is a ketose. You also have other forms, depending on te number of carbons. (e.g. Tioses, hexose and pentose)

Disaccharides are two monosaccharides bonded covalently through a glcosidc bond. They form through a condensation reaction, specifically through dehydration synthesis. Thus, the name "di" saccharides.

Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates that are made up of many monosaccharides. Their functions are mainly storage and make up the structure of tissues.

Storage polysaccharides are polysaccharides that act as food reserves or energy reserves. They are called storage because they are stored away for later use. Starch is a storage polysaccharide that is found in plants and glycogen on the other hand, is found in animals.

Structural polysaccharides help form the structures of cell walls in plants and skeletons in animals. The most common ones are chitin and cellulose.

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