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A carbohydrate which can not be hydrolysed to a simpler compound is:

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Monosaccharide
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Polysaccharide
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Disaccharide
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Trisaccharide
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Solution

The correct option is A Monosaccharide
Carbohydrates are classified based on number of monomers obtained after hydrolysis as follows:
(i) Monosaccharides (no further hydrolysis)
(ii) Disaccharides (gives two monomers on hydrolysis)
(iii) Trisaccharides (gives three monomers on hydrolysis)
(iv) Oligosaccharides (gives 310 monomers on hydrolysis)
(v) Polysaccharides (gives more than 10 monomers on hydrolysis)

Monosaccharides: Simplest form of carbohydrate which can not be hydrolysed further. They have general formula(CH2O)n.
Hence, (a) is correct.

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