Monosaccharide

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In biochemistry, monosaccharides are carbohydrates in the form of simple sugars.

Monosaccharides, like disaccharides, are sweet, water soluble and crystalline. Examples include the hexoses and pentoses.

Structure

They have the general formula:

 C(H2O)n