How are carbohydrates related to sugar??

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Are they composed of sugar molecules such as glucose?
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Yes.

Carbohydrates are long chains of simple sugars like glucose joined together.
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from my knowledge(edexcel biology b), sugar is a bit of an umbrella term where in reality, we're talking about monosaccharide units(e.g pentose sugars like ribose, and hexose sugars like glucose, the one omost commonly referred to as sugar and what we need for respiration). You also get disaccharides, and polysaccharides like starch, which is made up of sugar units like alpha gluose chains.
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All sugars are examples of carbohydrates, but not all carbohydrates are examples of sugars.
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A sugar is a type of carbohydrate. All carbohydrates are converted to glucose in the body.
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A monosaccharide carbohydrate is any molecule with the general formula (CH₂O)ₙ

It is a carbo (contain carbon C) hydrate (contain water H₂O).

Carboydrate also include the combining of monosaccharides giving disaccharides or polysaccharides which don't fit the general formula as water molecules are eliminated.
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Are they composed of sugar molecules such as glucose?
Cabrohydrates are a superset of sugars; all sugars are carbohydrates but not all carbohydrates are sugars.
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Cabrohydrates are a superset of sugars; all sugars are carbohydrates but not all carbohydrates are sugars.
First of all, it is Carbo not Cabro hydrate.

Next it is the opposite of what you said.

Carbohydrates and sugars are used interchangeably, but sugars mean the sweet tasting mono and di saccharides (at least to my knowledge)

What do you think?
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