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    Carbohydrates - glucose properties

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    Each of the following statements about glucose is correct except one. Which statement is incorrect?

    a. Glucose is an aldose
    b. Glucose is a hexose
    c. There are 14 diastereomers of glucose (in its open-chain form).
    d. Glucose is a monosaccharide
    e. Glucose is a stereoisomer of ribose.

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    a. Glucose is an aldose. That means that it is an aldehyde sugar in its straight chain configuration.
    b. Glucose is also a hexose. ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution describes the structural properties of glucose, and provides explanations on why the multiple choice options are true or false.