Asked in Biology, Biochemistry
Contrast a monosaccharide and a disaccharide and a polysaccharide?
a monosaccharide is a single sugar molecule, a disachharide is a double sugar molecule, and a polysaccharide has three or more sugar molecules. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Biochemistry
How many monosaccharide molecules are needed to form a sucrose molecule?
Two monosaccharide molecules are needed to form one sucrose molecule because a sucrose molecule is a disaccharide and a disaccharide contains two times as many hydrogen atoms as oxygen atoms. ...
Asked in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
How many monosaccharide molecules are needed to form a maltose molecule?
It takes 2 monosaccharide molecules to form a maltose molecule. Those are 2 glucose molecules. So 2 glucose molecules join together to make 1 maltose molecule. ...
Asked in Biochemistry
How many monosaccharide molecules are needed to from a dissaccharide molecule?
The prefix "di-" means two, and the prefix "mono-" means one. So if you put one monosaccharide together with another monosaccharide, you get a disaccharide. ...
Asked in Biology
What happens When a sucrose molecule is decomposed to yield a glucose molecule and fructose molecule?
The sucrose molecule undergoes hydrolysis, in which a water molecule is added in such a way as to add an H atom to one monosaccharide, and an OH group to the other monosaccharide. This results in two separate monosaccharides, glucose and fructose, which can then be used in cellular respiration. Please refer to the related link below to see an illustration of the hydrolysis of sucrose. ...
Asked in Science, Biology, Biochemistry
What is the difference bewteen a monosaccharide and a polysacchride?
A monosaccharide is composed of a single sugar molecule, e.g. Glucose, Fructose, Lactose, Maltose etc. A polysaccharide is composed of two or more sugar molecules bonded together, e.g. Sucrose, composed of a molecule of Glucose bonded to a molecule of Fructose (strictly speaking a Disaccharide), or Starch (a true polysaccharide in a long chain molecule) ...