Can someone explain what glucose is?
Glucose is a fancy term for blood sugar. Glucose is a carbohydrate and is also the most important simple sugar in the metabolism of humans. It serves as an energy source. ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What is the fucntion of a simple sugar or monosaccharide?
A few come to mind, but the hydrolysis of glucose, C6H12O6, is the most important. It is the first step of cellular respiration. ...
Example of simple carbohydrates?
Simple carbohydrates are the most basic unit of carbohydrates, which consist of a single sugar molecule or two joined sugar molecules. Some examples of foods that contain simple carbohydrates are soda, fruit juice, table sugar, honey and most packaged cereals. ...
Asked in Science
What is the difference between glucose and sucrose?
Glucose is one of the most important carbohydrates and Sucrose is made up of glucose and fructose. Glucose is a simple sugar, a monosaccharide. Sucrose is a disaccaride, a compound comprised of 2 simple sugars, glucose and fructose. Sucrose is what we know as table sugar. ...