What is the chemical makeup of sugar?

bananafish gbn.net
Wed Jul 12 21:16:42 EST 1995

rronkin at cpcug.org (R. R. Ronkin) wrote:

>In article <mploewen.26.00154392 at unixg.ubc.ca>, mploewen at unixg.ubc.ca wrote:
>>I'm having a bet with my brother.  What is the chemical makeup of Sugar?  ie 
>>Table sugar.

>Table sugar has the chemical name sucrose. It is a relatively simple 
>molecule made of 12 atoms of carbon, 22 of hydrogen, and 11 of oxygen. 
>The carbon atoms are arranged in two rings, joined at one point through 
>a connection made of one of the oxygen atoms.

>The chemical makeup (including the arrangement of atoms) is important to
>humans and forms of life because a lot of energy can be released from 
>the molecule when it is processed to carbon dioxide and water or, in 
>some cases, to ethyl alcohol or lactic acid.

>Modern high-school textbooks of biology and chemistry provide further 

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