what is the difference between carbodydrates,starch,sugar,sucrose?

OR are they all the same thing?

Asked by shashikant | 29th Apr, 2014, 10:54: PM

Expert Answer:

Sugar, starch, sucrose, lactose, etc are all included in carbohydrates but the difference arises in their size and classification. Sugar is a carbohydrate that includes sucrose, fructose, lactose. Starch is a polysaccharide i.e long sugar molecule chains while sucrose is disaccharide i.e formed by two sugars bonded together.

Answered by  | 30th Apr, 2014, 08:26: AM

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