how glucose reduces Benedict's solution?

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how glucose reduces Benedict's solution?

Post by elen123 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:12 am

Can anyone answer this question please. Glucose is usually represented as a ring structure. How is possible that it can still reduce Benedict's solution?

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Post by victor » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:25 pm

Beside the ring structure (Haworth stucture), glucose can also be represented in conventional way and if you see it carefully, there's an aldehyde molecular function at one of it's tip..that aldehyde structure (-CHO) can reduce benedict solution..:wink:
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Post by elen123 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:59 pm

Thanks a lot.

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