Carbohydrate – Definition, Functions, Types, Health benefits and Risks

Carbohydrate consists of carbon (C), hydrogen (H), and oxygen (O) atoms where aldehydes and ketones are two basic compounds that build up the carbohydrate. Aldehyde is a compound made up of carbon and oxygen atoms which are joined with double bond and together a single bond with hydrogen atom and another functional group of atom. Ketone is a compound made up of double bonded carbon and oxygen atom with two carbon atom additionally.