Why is glucose an aldehyde?

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Why is glucose an aldehyde?

Postby Phuong Pham 3G » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:13 am

I do not understand why glucose is an aldehyde? I cannot find the aldehyde group.

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Re: Why is glucose an aldehyde?

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:49 am

If you look at images of glucose, you can see that it has a linear form with an aldehyde on the end of carbon 1. When it becomes a ring structure, the carbonyl becomes an alcohol.

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