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Name 3 Monosaccharides

List of Monosaccharides

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Glucose is a common example of a monosaccharide.

Glucose is a common example of a monosaccharide.

Ben Mills
Monosaccharides are the simplest forms of sugars or carbohydrates. These are sugars which cannot be broken down into a simpler sugar by hydrolysis. Being asked to name 3 monosacchararides (or more) is a common chemistry and biochemistry question. Here is a list of monosaccharides.
  1. glucose (dextrose)
  2. fructose (levulose)
  3. galactose
  4. ribose
  5. xylose

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