Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
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Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - Carbohydrates - Check Your Progress: 2

Answer

Simple carbohydrates, or monosacharides, are made up of one ring and contain 5 to 7 carbon atoms. Complex carbohydrates, or polysacharides, are formed as a chain of glucose. Polysacharides can contain several thousand units of glucose.

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Simple carbohydrates, or monosacharides, are made up of one ring and contain 5 to 7 carbon atoms. Complex carbohydrates, or polysacharides, are formed as a chain of glucose. Polysacharides can contain several thousand units of glucose.
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