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Answer the Following Question. Write the Products Obtained After the Hydrolysis of Lactose. - Chemistry

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Answer the following question.
Write the products obtained after the hydrolysis of lactose.

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Solution

Lactose is composed of β-D galactose and β-D glucose. Thus on hydrolysis, it gives β-D galactose and β-D glucose. 

\[\ce{\underset{\text{Lactose}}{C12H22O11}+\underset{\text{Water}}{H2O}->\underset{\text{D-Glucose}}{C6H12O6}+\underset{\text{D-Galactose}}{C6H12O6}}\]

Concept: Carbohydrates - Disaccharides - Sucrose, Maltose and Lactose
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