Q. 64

Note : In the following questions a statement of assertion followed by a statement of reason is given. Choose the correct answer out of the following choices.

Assertion : Deoxyribose, C5H10O4 is not a carbohydrate.

Reason : Carbohydrates are hydrates of carbon so compounds which follow Cx(H2O)y formula are carbohydrates.

A. Assertion and reason both are correct statements and reason explains the assertion.

B. Both assertion and reason are wrong statements.

C. Assertion is correct statement and reason is wrong statement.

D. Assertion is wrong statement and reason is correct statement.

E. Assertion and reason both are correct statements but reason does not explain assertion.

Answer :

A carbohydrate is a biomolecule consisting of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen atoms. Deoxyribose is therefore a 5 carbon carbohydrate molecule that forms the phosphate backbone of DNA molecule. Carbohydrates, which are polyhydroxy aldehyde or polyhydroxy ketone, on hydrolysis, yields these simple molecules.

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