# Are all carbohydrates a subset of alcohols?

According to the definition,

an alcohol is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (-OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom.

Monosaccharides such as glucose contain several hydroxyl groups. Does that mean all carbohydrates are a subset of alcohols?

• Yes, it does, why the doubt? Aug 29 '15 at 13:01