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reducing sugar question?

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  1. theedaddy77

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    so a hemiketal, acteal, or hemiacteal are all reducing sugar but a ketal isnt?
     
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    acetal is not a reducing sugar.
     
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    reducing sugars are thoses that can be oxidized to an acid. therefore aldehydes sugars (aldose) and their ring form (hemiacetals) are reducing sugars. ketone sugars (ketose) can also be a reducing agent because of ketoenol tautomerisation.
     
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    so only hemiketal and hemiacteal?
     
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    yup, just the two =)
     

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