Asked in ChemistryOrganic Chemistry
What are functional groups in a ketose sugar?
Asked in Biology
What is the difference between an aldose sugar and a ketose sugar?
What is the difference between ketose and aldose?
Asked in Chemistry
Why the majority said that sucrose is a ketose sugar?
The majority would be incorrect. Sucrose is not considered an aldose or a ketose, because it is a disaccharide made from glucose (an aldose) and fructose (a ketose). So, it has both properties within its structure. It is a non-reducing sugar. It is possible that many say sucrose is a ketose because sucrose will fail the Benedict's test, which is designed to detect aldoses.
Asked in Organic Chemistry
What are the two main functional groups in monosaccharides?
All monosaccharides contain OH (hydroxyl) functional groups and CO(carbonyl) functional groups. However in certain monosaccharides the cabonyl group exist as aldehydes and in others as ketones. Monosaccharides with aldehyde functional groups are known as "aldoses" and those with ketone functional groups are known as "ketoses".
Asked in Biology, Organic Chemistry
Why are functional groups important in biological systems?
Asked in Organic Chemistry, Morphine
What are the different functional groups in the compound morphine?