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Chemical formula for sucrose

Sucrose or common table sugar is a sweet white crystalline solid often used as a food additive.

The chemical formula for sucrose is C12H22O11 and its molar mass is 342.30 g/mol. The solubility of sucrose in water at 20 °C is 211.5 grams /100 mls.

The structural formula for sucrose is rrepresented by the following diagram.

Sucrose is a made up of the two simple sugars glucose and fructose which are joined together by a chemical bond known as a glycosidic bond.

Sucrose is a disaccharide sugar. During the digestive process the sucrose molecule is broken down into the two monosaccharides glucose and fructose which can be easily absorbed through the villi of the intestine.

Sucrose      + water =hydrolysis=> Glucose + Fructose

C12H22O11 +  H2O =hydrolysis=>  C6H12O6 + C6H12O6