15 years ago

Carbohydrate is dervived from carbon and water. How does this describe the chemical group?

The word carbohydrate is deprived from carbon and water(hydrate). Explain why this combination correctly describes the chemical group.
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15 years ago
Ashley M
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the chemical formula for a carbohydrate is C6 H12 O6 you have your 6 carbons (the carbo-) and you have 6 water molules (-hydrate). H12O6 means that for every one oxygen there is two hydrogens, which is the set up of a water molecule. C+C+C+C+C+C+H2O+H2O+H2O+H2O+H2O+H2O =C6 H12 O6