Carbohydrates are one of the most commonly tested biomolecules on the MCAT. Watch this webinar to learn about their nomenclature, stereochemistry, and structure. We will also review the key monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides.
At a glance
Determine stereochemistry of a carbohydrate
Identify linkages and different glycosidic bonds
Distinguish between reducing sugar and non-reducing sugar
Monosaccharides: glucose, fructose, galactose by name and structure
Disaccharides: sucrose, maltose, lactose by linkage and monosaccharide makeup
Polysaccharides: glycogen, starch, cellulose by linkage and monosaccharide makeup
On the MCAT
Carbohydrates are part of biomolecules, a frequently tested subject
As with amino acids and fats, structures may be presented in visually tricky ways
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