Why sucrose is called invert sugar?

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March 31, 2012 3:33AM

when sucrose is hydrolysed it turns into glucose and fructose.

fructose is laevo rotatory

whereas glucose is dextrorotatory

sucrose is also dextrorotatory

but amout of laevo rotation of fructose is able to overcome the dextro rotation of glucose.

hence the product is laevo rotatory an d reactant dextrorotatory

hence sucrose is an invert sugar.