What is the molecular formula of glucose? How can its structural formula be described?

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The molecular formula of glucose is C6H12O6.

Structurally glucose is a hexagonal ring formed by one atom of oxygen and five atoms of carbon; a hydroxyl radical and a hydrogen atom bind in each carbon of the ring, except for one of the carbons bound to the oxygen of the ring; this carbon binds to a CH2OH radical. Spatial sides of hydroxyl bonds are alternated.

Dipti KC
Apr 6, 2023
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