Carbohydrates

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how can we differentiate between isomer structures such as Mannose s. Galactose s. Fructose? Will this be an important concept to understand? Also, can you explain the difference between an aldose and ketose sugar?


You wouldn't be expected to be given those three monosaccharides and tell me, for example, which one is mannose. But if you were given 5 monosaccharides and one is not an isomer of the other 4, you would be expected to be able to tell that it was not like the others.

 

   Aldose sugars have an aldehyde group at the #1 carbon in the straight chain form, and ketose sugars have a ketone group at the #2 carbon in the straight chain form.

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