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Which one given below is a non-reducing sugar? 

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Glucose
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Maltose
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Sucrose
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Lactose

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Correct option is C

All monosaccharides whether aldoses or ketoses are reducing sugars. Disaccharides such as sucrose in which the two monosaccharide units are linked through their reducing centre i.e., aldehydic or ketonic groups are non-reducing. sucrose does not have a free anomeric hydroxyl group

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