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Isomers of D-glucose

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.

Solution Summary

Structure, Function and properties of D-glucose isomers .