Glucose has hydrogen in it, therefore can we classify it as an acid?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 19th May, 2014, 09:31: AM

Expert Answer:

A common feature of all acids is that they dissolve in water to produce hydrogen ions. Since glucose has hydrogen but on dissolving in water, it does not produce hydrogen ions, therefore it is not an acid.

Answered by  | 19th May, 2014, 11:31: AM