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What are Monosaccharides

$\begin{array}{1 1} \text{(a) Monosaccharides are substances containing a large number of structural units joined by the same type of linkage.} \\ \text{(b)Monosaccharides are carbohydrates that cannot be further broken down into simpler units of other carbohydrates.} \\ \text{(c)Monosaccharides are carbohydrate (e.g. starch, cellulose, or glycogen) whose molecules consist of a number of sugar molecules bonded together.} \\ \text{(d) Monosaccharides are a molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.}\end{array} $

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These cannot be  hydrolysed to simpler molecules and further subdivided into tetroses, pentoses or hexoses depending upon the number of carbon atoms. These are also called homopolysaccharides.

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