anonymous
  • anonymous
Hi! How many carbon atoms does a glucose 'ring' have?? I have been told 5! Where does the sixth one go?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
There are six carbons in glucose ring. You have been told wrong.
RANE
  • RANE
why is that so?

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RANE
  • RANE
theere r 6 carbons
anonymous
  • anonymous
I read it in a book too!
RANE
  • RANE
then whts the prob?
RANE
  • RANE
who said there r 5
Frostbite
  • Frostbite
It is because on edges on the ring is a oxygen. So the ring consist of 5 carbon and 1 oxygen.
Frostbite
  • Frostbite
also demonstrated here in the following attachment.
anonymous
  • anonymous
@frostbite so it means its correct when i say there are 5 carbon atoms in a glucose ring?
Frostbite
  • Frostbite
You are right when you say there are 5 carbon in the ring, but we say it is a 6 membered ring :)

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