Determine whether each molecule is a carbohydrate. If it is a carbohydrate, classify it as a monosaccharide, a disaccharide, or a trisaccharide.
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Carbohydrates are those organic compounds that contain aldehydes or ketones as their functional groups. They are formed from three elements, that are hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen.
Monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, and nucleotides are the five classifications of carbohydrates. The word saccharide means sugar, and monosaccharides contain one sugar entity. Disaccharides have two sugar entities and are formed by condensation reactions. Oligosaccharides and polysaccharides have multiple sugar entities that are more than two. Oligosaccharides have three to ten sugar entices, whereas polysaccharides have more than ten. Deoxyribonucleic acid and ribonucleic acid are types of nucleotides.