Chapter 12 Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates. Carbohydrate: a polyhydroxyaldehyde or polyhydroxyketone , or a substance that gives these compounds on hydrolysis. Monosaccharide : a carbohydrate that cannot be hydrolyzed to a simpler carbohydrate.
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pent (from 5 carbons)
ose (family name)
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Object is different from its mirror image
Object is the same as its mirror image
A chiral carbon is one that has four different groups attached to it.
Monosaccharides with 5 or more carbons exist as rings