Anomers: Definition & Example


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What is an isomer?

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1. When in the straight chain form, what functional group marks the position of the anomeric carbon?

2. Pictured is one anomer of glucopyranose. If the anomeric carbon is labeled at the 1 position, should this be labeled alpha or beta?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combination to check your understanding of anomers. The assessment items will focus on the composition of anomers and other information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on the following:

  • Biological molecule found in anomers
  • Identifying alpha or beta in an anomeric carbon
  • The functional group that marks anomeric carbon's position

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key term isomer
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on anomers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about alternative classifications of anomers

Additional Learning

Review the lesson, Anomers: Definition & Example, to learn about anomers. The objectives covered include:

  • Review isomers
  • Understand the structure and molecular formula of anomers
  • Know the process that creates anomers