Problem: What does the “1-4” in “1-4 glycosidic linkage” mean?a. Each branch of the chain is followed by four monosaccharides.b. A one-carbon monosaccharide is connected to a four-carbon monosaccharide.c. The first carbon on one monosaccharide is connected to the fourth carbon on the next monosaccharide.d. Each monosaccharide is connected to four other monosaccharides.

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Glycosidic Bond: covalent bond that links two monosaccharides together

: α or β determines the stereochemistry of the carbons bonded

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What does the “1-4” in “1-4 glycosidic linkage” mean?

a. Each branch of the chain is followed by four monosaccharides.

b. A one-carbon monosaccharide is connected to a four-carbon monosaccharide.

c. The first carbon on one monosaccharide is connected to the fourth carbon on the next monosaccharide.

d. Each monosaccharide is connected to four other monosaccharides.

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