What is the difference between alpha D-glucose and beta D-glucose?

Asked by  | 19th Apr, 2008, 12:32: PM

Expert Answer:

Glucose exist in 2 different forms  alpha & beta. alpha is obtained by crystalisation of conc solution at 303 K while beta form is obtianed at 371 K . The 2 cyclic structures differ at C1  hydroxl group orientation.

Answered by  | 28th Apr, 2008, 12:58: AM

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