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Isomers of D-glucose

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4. Start with an open-chain model of glucose then form the hemi-acetal using the carbon #5 -OH and the carbonyl at carbon 1 then reverse the process and remake the open-chain form.

5. Reclose the ring making sure that you come up with a different product.
a. Did you build the alpha or beta anomer?
b. Based on your models, which anomer do you predict will be in greater abundance at equilibrium? Explain.

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Solution Summary

Structure, Function and properties of D-glucose isomers are examined. The expert examines reclosed ring making different products.