Glucose as a Monomer

Identify glucose as a monomer and describe the condensation reactions which produce sucrose as an example of a disaccharide


– an example of monosaccharide which is a primary source of energy

– produced from photosynthesis of plants

– released upon digestion of starch

– can undergo condensation reaction with fructose to produce the disaccharide, sucrose

Figure 1. Formation of sucrose (table sugar) via ether linkage of α-glucose and β-fructose.

– also undergoes condensation reactions to produce polysaccharides such as glycogen, starch and cellulose