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Monosaccharide vs. Disaccharide

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Main Difference

The main difference between Monosaccharide and Disaccharide is that the Monosaccharide is a simple sugars such as glucose and fructose and Disaccharide is a complex sugars, the sugar formed when two monosaccharides (simple sugars) are joined by glycosidic linkage; soluble in water; one of the four chemical groupings of carbohydrates.

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  • Monosaccharide (noun)

    A simple sugar such as glucose, fructose or deoxyribose that has a single ring.

  • Disaccharide (noun)

    Any sugar, such as sucrose, maltose and lactose, consisting of two monosaccharides combined together.

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  • Monosaccharide (noun)

    a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates

  • Disaccharide (noun)

    any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

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