Monosaccharides contain carbonyl group hence are classified, as aldose or ketose. The number of carbon atoms present in the monosaccharide molecule are also considered for classification.In which class of monosaccharide will you place fructose?
Monosaccharides contain carbonyl group. Hence, are classified as aldose or ketose.When aldehyde group is present, the monosaccharides are known as aldose. When ketone group is present, the monosaccharides are known as ketose. Fructose has molecular formula containing six carbon and keto group and is classified as ketohexose.