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    Forming Disaccharides

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    Question: How many different possible disaccharides can be formed between the pyranose forms od D-galactose and D-glucose? How many are non-reducing?

    I am really stuck on this question. I don't really understand these concepts at all.

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    Question: How many different possible disaccharides can be formed between the pyranose forms od D-galactose and D-glucose?

    Response: A disaccharide is a carbohydrate composed of two units of monosaccharide joined together by a glycosidic bond from C1 of one unit to an OH of the other unit.

    So, what are our options?

    If we start with the anomeric C1 of glucose, it can be either alpha or beta. (I'll use the the letter ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution is comprised of a very detailed explanation of how to create and count disaccharides, and explains what is meant by the term non-reducing. This solution is very understandable and approaches this biochemistry question through a series a steps.

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