Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Define the Following Terms: Glycosidic Linkage - Chemistry

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Define the following terms:

Glycosidic linkage

What do you understand by the term glycosidic linkage?

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Solution 1

The oxide linkage formed by the loss of a water molecule between two monosaccharide units is known as the glycosidic linkage.

Solution 2

Glycosidic linkage refers to the linkage formed between two monosaccharide units through an oxygen atom by the loss of a water molecule.

For example, in a sucrose molecule, two monosaccharide units, ∝-glucose and β-fructose, are joined together by a glycosidic linkage

Concept: Carbohydrates - Disaccharides - Sucrose, Maltose and Lactose
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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 14 Biomolecules
Q 5 | Page 423
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