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    "glucose - has a reactive group so it is a good respiratory substrate"

    Am I right in thinking the reactive group is the hydroxyl?
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    I would have thought so, yes
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    (Original post by worldscollide)
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    I'm not a glucose expert, but looking at the structure of it, the OH group looks more reactive than the rest. Plus from my knowledge, it can form glycosidic bonds with other glucose molecules by condensation, which involves this OH group. I may be wrong though
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    I'm not a glucose expert, but looking at the structure of it, the OH group looks more reactive than the rest. Plus from my knowledge, it can form glycosidic bonds with other glucose molecules by condensation, which involves this OH group. I may be wrong though
    I think you're probably right, I don't know what else they could be talking about if it's not the hydroxyl :confused:
 
 
 
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