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Maltose is a reducing sugar, whereas sucrose is a non-reducing sugar.


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True
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False
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The correct option is A True
A reducing sugar has a free aldehyde group or a free ketone group capable of serving as a reducing agent. Maltose is a reducing sugar while sucrose, due to absence of free aldehyde or ketone group, is non reducing. 
So, the given statement is true. 

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