Problem: Predict the products of the following monosaccharide reactions. Modify the molecules to show the products of the reactions. You may need to add or remove atoms or bonds.

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Weak Oxidation: 

  • Monosaccharide + weakly oxidizing agent → aldonic acid 
    • selective oxidation of monosaccharide aldehyde (-CHO) to carboxylic acid (-COOH)
  • Reagent: Cu2+ → weakly oxidizing (in Benedict's test)
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Predict the products of the following monosaccharide reactions.

 Modify the molecules to show the products of the reactions. You may need to add or remove atoms or bonds.

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