Not sure if it would be a good idea to label it as a sugar. I believe to many people would consider it to be the same stuff I sweeten my ceral with. The ribose sugar is a pentose unlike sucrose which is made up of dextrose. We could do an article on the actual molecule like we have for the phosphate.--Able806 10:28, 4 February 2009 (EST)
- Well, of course. "Sugar" indicates sweeteners such as table sugar (i.e., sucrose). We need to have a list of common sugars; they all end in -ose, right?
- Perhaps a more general word than ribose (or that thing with the 2 and the dash) would be carbohydrate. After giving a simple definition in the intro, we can provide more specific detailed information in the body of the article. Can you help with this? --Ed Poor Talk 10:33, 4 February 2009 (EST)
- I will see what I can come up with, I have to head to the lab for now. I starches and cellulose are carbohydrates as well so it is a question of how close do we want to come to the actural molecule name. I am fine with Ribose since it is difficult to confuse it with table sugar. We can add to the ribose article or even work on a sugar article as a classification with in organic chemistry.--Able806 10:36, 4 February 2009 (EST)
- Lol, thanks. I will see what I can do to flesh out this page a bit.--Able806 15:43, 4 February 2009 (EST)