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Steven S. Zumdahl
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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

What are the structural differences between α- and β-glucose? These two cyclic forms of glucose are the building blocks to form two different polymers. Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The structural differences between α-and β-glucose and their polymers are to be stated.

Concept introduction: Carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehyde and ketones, with an empirical formula Cn(H2O)n. Glucose is a monosaccharide (or simple sugar) having a molecular formula of C6H12O6. The D-glucose exists in two forms i.e. alpha and beta glucose and these two cyclic forms are the building blocks of two different polymers. So when molecules of each joined chemically, a polymer of starch and cellulose are formed.

To determine: The structural differences between α-and β-glucose and the polymers formed by each.

Explanation

Explanation

The structures of α-and β-glucose are shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1

D-glucose exists in two isomeric forms i.e. αDglucose and βDglucose. Their structures are shown in Figure 1. In αDglucose, the OH group present at C1 (anomeric carbon) is towards right while in βDglucose, the OH group present at C1 (anomeric carbon) is towards left.

The polymer of αDglucose is starch shown in Figure 2.

The structure of starch is,

Figure 2

Starch is a polymer formed by αDglucose; it consists of two parts i.e. Amylase and Amylopectin

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