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Glucose on Reaction with Hi Gives N-hexane. What Does It Suggest About the Structure of Glucose? - Chemistry

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Glucose on reaction with HI gives n-hexane. What does it suggest about the structure of glucose?

 

 
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The reaction of glucose with HI giving n-hexane suggests that all the six carbon atoms are linked in a straight chain, as shown in the reaction given below:

Concept: Carbohydrates - Structures of Glucose
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