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Alpha vs Beta Glucose Structure

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    I'm currently struggling to remember the structural formulae for alpha and beta glucose, keep getting them wrong
    Anyone have any tips to remember them?
    Thank you very much,

    By the structural formula I'm guessing you are talking about the shape of it i.e. the placements of the carbon, oxygen etc?

    I just kept on writing out the alpha glucose molecule until I memorised it and then remembered that for beta glucose the hydroxide group on the left hand side is just switched.
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