Problem: Identify the following monosaccharides.Select answera) α-D-galactoseb) β-D-galactosec) α-D-glucosed) β-D-glucosee) α-D-xylosef) β-D-xyloseg) α-D-arabinoseh) β-D-arabinosei) none of the above

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Types of Monosaccharides:

  • Carbon Chain length (# of C's)
  • Carbonyl type
    • `Ketone (keto)
      • Fructose → keto hexose
    • Aldehyde (aldo)
      • aldo pentose
        • ribose, xylose 
      • aldo hexose
        • glucose, galactose, mannose 


  • Fischer projection 
    • up → left
    • down → right
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Problem Details

Identify the following monosaccharides.


Select answer

a) α-D-galactose

b) β-D-galactose

c) α-D-glucose

d) β-D-glucose

e) α-D-xylose

f) β-D-xylose

g) α-D-arabinose

h) β-D-arabinose

i) none of the above

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