Aldose vs. Ketose Sugars


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Given the following structure, what type of sugar is this molecule?

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1. Which characteristic is unique to aldose sugar molecules?

2. A ketose is able to chemically convert to an aldose. Which of the following characteristics of ketose supports this reaction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The structure and characteristics of aldose and ketose sugars will be assessed by this interactive quiz and printable worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be assessed on:

  • Characteristics unique to aldose sugar molecules
  • The characteristic of ketose that supports conversion to aldose
  • Functional group present in a ketose sugar molecule

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the type of sugar being depicted in an image
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of sugar that is able to form cyclic rings using a reaction with an acid or base
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson such as aldose and ketose sugars

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Aldose vs. Ketose Sugars will teach you about these two types of sugars. Objectives covered by this lesson include:

  • Review examples of aldose sugar
  • Know the structure of ketose sugar
  • Define carbohydrates