Problem: Identify the type of glycosidic linkage in the disaccharide, and the monosaccharide units produced by hydrolysis. a) β(1→4)b) α(1→4)c) α(1→2)d) β(1→6)The monosaccharide units produced by hydrolysis are ______. a) fructose and glucose b) both lactosec) both glucose d) galactose and glucose

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We are asked to identify the type of glycosidic linkage in the disaccharide, and the monosaccharide units produced by hydrolysis. 


Disaccharides are two monosaccharides bound by an O-glycosidic linkage (α or β) 

  • Two alcohols react in a condensation mechanism to release water and form an acetal linkage 
  •  Will not mutorotate, unless hydrolyzed

An example of the reaction is shown below: 


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Identify the type of glycosidic linkage in the disaccharide, and the monosaccharide units produced by hydrolysis. 

a) β(1→4)

b) α(1→4)

c) α(1→2)

d) β(1→6)

The monosaccharide units produced by hydrolysis are ______. 

a) fructose and glucose 

b) both lactose

c) both glucose 

d) galactose and glucose

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