“Sugar” Sugar cane
What we call sugar, the chemist knows as ‘sucrose’, one of the family of sugars otherwise known as saccharides in the grouping called carbohydrates Sucrose, C12H22O11, is a disaccharide, a condensation molecule made up of two glucose molecules The process whereby plants make sugars is photosynthesis.
12 CO2 + 11 H2 O = C12 H22 O11 + 12 O2
carbon dioxide + water = sucrose + oxygen
Sugar cane process
The sugar process is divided
1. Entry or transportation of the sugar cane