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. Many sugars undergo a process called mutarotation, in which the sugar molecules interconvert between two isomeric forms, finally reaching an equilibrium between them. This is true for the simple sugar glucose, C 6 H 12 O 6 , which exists in solution in isomeric forms called alpha-glucose and beta-glucose. If a solution of glucose at a certain temperature is analyzed, and it is found that the concentration of alpha-glucose is twice the concentration of beta-glucose, what is the value of K for the inter-conversion reaction?

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Interpretation:

The value of K for the interconversion reaction of alpha-glucose to beta-glucose is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

The equilibrium constant (K) is defined as the ratio of the amounts of reactants and products. It relates the concentration of chemical substances involved in a chemical reaction at the time of equilibrium. It depends on the temperature of a chemical reaction.

Explanation

Glucose exists in two isomeric forms, alpha-glucose and beta-glucose. The equation for the interconversion of alpha-glucose to beta-glucose is,

alpha-glucose(aq)beta-glucose(aq)

An expression for the equilibrium constant of this interconversion reaction is,

K=[alpha-glucose][beta-glucose]

The concentration of beta-glucose is assumed to be x mol/L

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