Glycosidic Bond: Definition & Formation


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Glycosidic bonds are the bonds the hold together a glycoside. A glycoside is _____.

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1. A glycosidic bond forms by a(n) _____ reaction.

2. An N-linked glycosidic bond forms when a(n) _____ group attacks the anomeric carbon of a sugar

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Glycosidic bonds are important components of glycoside, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of their function and related principles. The questions will ask you to define several key terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the functions and properties of:

  • Biological molecules
  • O-linked glycosidic bonds
  • N-linked glycosidic bonds
  • Glycosidic bond formation
  • Glycoside

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define glycoside
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of glycosidic bonds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding glycosidic bond formation as well as biological molecules

Additional Learning

To learn more about glycoside and related components, review the accompanying lesson on Glycosidic Bonds. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define glycosidic bonds
  • Describe glycoside
  • Understand how a glycosidic bond forms
  • Identify what occurs during a condensation reaction
  • Explore what constitutes a hydrolysis reaction
  • Differentiate between O-linked and N-linked glycosidic bonds
  • Know where glycosidic bonds are found