Structural formula of sucrose?
The structural formula of sucrose is C12H22O11. Sucrose's common name is table sugar, and is made up of two sugar units.
Yes, sucrose and maltose are structural isomers because they have the same simple molecular formula which is C12H22O11. This is the formula for a disaccharide, which is two monosaccharides combined together through dehydration synthesis which causes the disaccharide to lose two hydrogens and an oxygen atom, which is why the formula is C12H22O11 instead of C12H24O12.
A structural formula is a type of chemical formula, differing from a simple formula. The simple formula for Glucose, for example, is C6H12O6, and only says what is in that substance. The structural formula is a general sketched map of the elements and where they bond. Try googling a picture of the Glucose structural formula to see what I mean.