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# What is sucrose? Write short notes on it.

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## SucroseSucrose is a two-part disaccharide generated by joining the monosaccharide sugars glucose and fructose.Sucrose has the chemical formula ${\mathrm{C}}_{12}{\mathrm{H}}_{22}{\mathrm{O}}_{11}$.Sucrose is the sugar that is commonly referred to as table sugar.All photosynthetic plants contain sucrose.An industrial procedure is used to extract it from sugarcane and sugar beets.Structure of sucrose:Properties of sucroseSucrose's crystal structure is monoclinic.Sucrose may be converted to carbon dioxide and water in a combustion event.When sucrose is treated with chloric acid, it forms hydrochloric acid, carbon dioxide, and water.During hydrolysis, the glycoside bond between the two carbohydrates in a sucrose molecule is broken, resulting in glucose and fructose.

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