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,
Alpha vs Beta Glucose Structure Watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-05-2016 19:21
- 25-05-2016 19:44
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.