Sucrose is a white, odorless, crystalline solid that is very soluble. It is a disaccharide that contains Fructose and Glucose. Its chemical formula is C12H22O11 and weighs 342.3 grams, with a melting point of 367 F or 188 C. In today’s world sucrose is used for many things, it is used to produce sugar and it is also used as a preservative in canned foods. In the past year, the United States has imported 3.8 million metric tons of sugar, and that number will surely increase in the future.

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