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Are maltose, lactose, and sucrose class as polymers? If not, what are they?
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You could say they are polymers (they are made up of two monomers) But more accurately, they are disaccharides (made of two monosaccharides).So maltose is made of two glucose molecules, lactose from one glucose and one galactose molecule and in sucrose is a glucose and a fructose molecule.
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You could say they are polymers (they are made up of two monomers) But more accurately, they are disaccharides (made of two monosaccharides).So maltose is made of two glucose molecules, lactose from one glucose and one galactose molecule and in sucrose is a glucose and a fructose molecule.
I know they are disaccharides but it just helps to know the more general term to class them as.
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Then yes, you could class them as polymers as a general term.
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