Carbohydrates. What are carbohydrates?. Carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehydes, ketones, or compounds that yield polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones upon hydrolysis. Carbohydrates can be classified as monosaccharides or as polysaccharides.
Investigate the reducing and nonreducing properties of carbohydrates in terms of their functional groups.
We will look at:
Hemiacetal functional groups