Glycosidic Linkage: Definition & Overview

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Which of the following best defines a glycosidic bond?

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1. Based on the following diagram, which form of glycosidic bond is being used?

2. Which of the following functional groups make hemiacetal synthesis different from hemiketal synthesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will increase your understanding of glycosidic linkage. The quiz will also assess your insight into concepts like glycosidic bonds and hemiketal synthesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Define glycosidic bond
  • Identify types of glycosidic bonds being used
  • Differentiate hemiacetal synthesis from hemiketal synthesis
  • Define pyranose
  • Identify glycosidic bonds used to link molecules together

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the chemistry of a glycosidic bond
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about covalent bonds in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding glycosidic linkage and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as hemiacetal and hemiketal

Additional Learning

Review the less called Glycosidic Linkage: Definition and Overview for additional information. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define anomeric carbon
  • Determine how glycosidic bonds are formed
  • Identify disaccharides
  • Understand glycosidic linkage in maltose
  • Recognize glycosidic linkage in amylose
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