write the structure of glucose
Asked by | 4th Jul, 2008, 07:28: PM
Glucose is an example of a carbohydrate which is commonly encountered . It is also known as blood sugar, and dextrose.
Its chemical formula is C6H12O6, and this empirical formula is shared by other sugars - called hexoses - 6 carbon sugars. You may wish to know in some detail how these 24 atoms are arranged in the molecule of glucose – the structural formula.
In some books you may see diagrams of the glucose molecule looking like this: This so-called stick diagram really only describes how things are in dry (powder) glucose.
In life - in your blood and inside cells of plants and animals - most of the glucose consists of molecules shaped into a ring (actually a 6-sided figure, a hexagon) which may be drawn with this fairly simple format:
Answered by | 4th Jul, 2008, 10:19: PM
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