Which of the following is a monosaccharide?

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Fructose

(B) Sucrose

(C) Maltose

(D) Lactose

Fructose is a monosaccharide. The simplest type of sugar and the smallest type of carbohydrate that cannot be further subdivided is a monosaccharide. A molecule known as a disaccharide is created when two monosaccharides combine. The remaining choices are all disaccharides.

Fructose’s Physical and Chemical Characteristics

With the aid of yeast or bacteria, the carbohydrate can undergo anaerobic fermentation, which produces ethanol and carbon dioxide. Fruit sugar is preferred over glucose in the Maillard reaction when amino acids are involved because the process happens quickly and the amino acids are in an open-chain form. Some points of Fructose Characteristics.

  • These substances quickly dehydrate to provide hydroxymethylfurfural (abbreviated as HMF).
  • It is a crystalline white substance.
  • When compared to other sugars, these carbohydrates have high solubility.
  • Compared to other sugars, they swiftly absorb moisture and release it slowly into the environment.

Sucrose(Found in Sugarcane)= Glucose + Fructose

Maltose= Glucose + Glucose

Lactose (Found in Milk)= Glucose + Galactose


Which of the following is a monosaccharide? (A) Fructose (B) Sucrose (C) Maltose (D) Lactose

A Monosaccharide Example is fructose. A monosaccharide is the most basic kind of sugar and the smallest kind of carbohydrate that cannot be further divided. That’s why all the other options are not correct.

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