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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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Name 3 Monosaccharides." ThoughtCo, Jul. 6, 2016, thoughtco.com/list-of-monosaccharides-603877. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2016, July 6). Name 3 Monosaccharides. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/list-of-monosaccharides-603877 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Name 3 Monosaccharides." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/list-of-monosaccharides-603877 (accessed April 19, 2018).