CHEMISTRY SSS3 First Term
Students should be able to:
- Explain what sugar is.
- State the sources of sugar.
- State the classification of sugar as monosaccharides and polysaccharides and also as reducing and non-reducing sugar with examples
Sugar is a carbohydrate that is soluble in water. Sugars are usually crystalline and have a sweet taste.
Chemicals that are sugars often have names ending in "-ose".
For example, note the suffix "-ose" in fructose, glucose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, and maltose.
The word-ending "-saccharide" does not necessarily indicate that the chemical or group or category of chemicals is a sugar.
Sugar' refers to sucrose, a carbohydrate.... View More
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