Name 3 Monosaccharides

List of Monosaccharides

Fructose and glucose are examples of monosaccharides. The third structure, sucrose, is a disaccharide.
Fructose and glucose are examples of monosaccharides. The third structure, sucrose, is a disaccharide. PASIEKA / Getty Images
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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