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326. Monosaccharides and Disaccharides

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To succeed in this topic, you need to:

  • Be familiar with the nomenclature describing simple molecules and simple molecular structures, including: alcohols, aldehydes and ketones.
  • Be familiar with isomerism and stereoisomers, including optical isomerism and enantiomers.
  • Be familiar with condensation reactions and hydrolysis reactions involving organic linkages.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:

  • Be able to describe the nomenclature used, and the structures of monosaccharides and disaccharides.
  • Be able to describe the stereochemistry observed in monosaccharides and disaccharides applied to: α- and β- structures; D- and L- structures.
  • Be able to describe the formation the glycosidic link as a condensation reaction, and the breaking of the glycosidic link through hydrolysis.

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April 2021

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