is monosaccharide a carbohydrate?

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If so, can you please explain it why? because I thought a long chain of monosaccharides produce a carbohydrate
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If so, can you please explain it why? because I thought a long chain of monosaccharides produce a carbohydrate
Any monosaccharide is a carbohydrate. It’s the unit (monomer) of carbohydrates so every monosaccharide is classed as a carb. A carbohydrate doesn’t have to be long, that is incorrect.

By definition, monosaccharides are carbohydrate molecules that cannot be broken down by hydrolysis into smaller carbohydrate molecules.
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Any monosaccharide is a carbohydrate. It’s the unit (monomer) of carbohydrates so every monosaccharide is classed as a carb. A carbohydrate doesn’t have to be long, that is incorrect.

By definition, monosaccharides are carbohydrate molecules that cannot be broken down by hydrolysis into smaller carbohydrate molecules.
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Any monosaccharide is a carbohydrate. It’s the unit (monomer) of carbohydrates so every monosaccharide is classed as a carb. A carbohydrate doesn’t have to be long, that is incorrect.

By definition, monosaccharides are carbohydrate molecules that cannot be broken down by hydrolysis into smaller carbohydrate molecules.
can u describe monosaccharide as simple carbohydrate?
So, multiple simple carbohydrates join together to form a complex carbohydrate??
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can u describe monosaccharide as simple carbohydrate?
So, multiple simple carbohydrates join together to form a complex carbohydrate??
if your doing aqa, just call it a monosaccaride the only descriptions of them could be they have carbon oxygen and hydrogen and are monomers
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can u describe monosaccharide as simple carbohydrate?
So, multiple simple carbohydrates join together to form a complex carbohydrate??
As znne56yu7 recommends, stick to the term "monosaccharide" - use of the word "simple" leads to confusion with "simple sugar", the common name for glucose [for extra info, more names as below]:-

MONO-
fructose = fruit sugar

DI-
maltose = malt sugar
lactose = milk sugar
sucrose = cane sugar

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As znne56yu7 recommends, stick to the term "monosaccharide" - use of the word "simple" leads to confusion with "simple sugar", the common name for glucose [for extra info, more names as below]:-

MONO-
fructose = fruit sugar

DI-
maltose = malt sugar
lactose = milk sugar
sucrose = cane sugar

M
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