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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

what is the chemical formula for a carbohydrate?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It varies, carbohydrates, as i assume you know are polymers made up of monosaccharides and seeing as how there are 20+ monosaccharides, there's no given formula for a carb. As a simple example, glucose has the formula of C6H12O6

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there are many types of carbohydrates....it has Carbon, Hydrogen, and oxygen, with a double bond to oxgen and an OH group as well. look up the different structures online:)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    (C·H2O)n ; this is the formula for the basic units of carbohydrates and if your talking about glucose (sugar) its C6H12O6.

  • 1 decade ago

    (C*H2O)x, where x is a whole number

    in other words it contains C, H, and O with only one stipulation: the number of H atoms is twice the number of O and C atoms

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    CHO

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