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9. Carbohydrates

Glycosidic Bond

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Glycosidic Bond

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The molecular formula of glucose is C6H12O6. What is the molecular formula for an oligosaccharide made by linking 10 glucose molecules together by dehydration synthesis? (Hint: Consider how many glycosidic bonds form).

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Glycosidic Bond

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Glycosidic Bond

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Glycosidic Bond Example 1

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What is the name for the glycosidic linkage in the following glycoside?

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Determine the name of the glycosidic bond of the following disaccharide.

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Which two molecules below do NOT contain a 1,4 glycosidic linkage?

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Label & name every glycosidic bond in the branched oligosaccharide below:

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Raffinose is the most abundant trisaccharide in nature. Answer the questions based on its provided structure:

A) Is Raffinose a reducing or a non-reducing sugar? ______________________.

B) Identify the 3 monosaccharides that compose raffinose:
1) ______________________. 

2) ______________________. 

3) ______________________.

C) Name the TWO glycosidic linkages that connect the sugars in raffinose:
1) ______________________. 

2) ______________________.