Winter Final Exam 2015 9B

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Winter Final Exam 2015 9B

Postby Kyle_Diep_4E » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:12 pm

For the Fructose structure, how come they have hydroxy- instead of -ol for the OH's? I thought that for -oxy, it was for ethers while OH's stood for alcohols/

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Re: Winter Final Exam 2015 9B

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:47 pm

Using the hydroxy group is a way of naming "polyols," molecules with multiple alcohol (OH-) groups. The difference between this and naming of ethers lies in hydroxy vs. -oxy (methoxy, ethoxy, etc.).

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Re: Winter Final Exam 2015 9B

Postby nicoleclarke_lec1M » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:36 pm

Are we just supposed to know what fructose looks like? Where were we ever taught the chemical formula of fructose in order to be able to give its IUPAC name and draw it?

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