Concept 4 Review

Disaccharides

Many common sugars, such as sucrose, are disaccharides formed by condensing two simple sugars.

Disaccharides are formed by combining two monosaccharides by dehydration condensation. Water is removed, and the two sugars are joined by an oxygen bridge.

Sucrose, or common table sugar, is a disaccharide produced by sugar cane and sugar beets. Sucrose is formed from glucose and fructose, two hexose sugars.