Glycosidic Bond: covalent bond that links two monosaccharides together
: α or β determines the stereochemistry of the carbons bonded
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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