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Is glucose an aldose or a ketose?
Fructose, glucose and galactose are all hexoses. However, whereas glucose and galactose are aldoses (reducing sugars), fructose is a ketose (a non-reducing sugar).
What is aldose sugar?
An aldose is a monosaccharide (a simple sugar) with a carbon backbone chain with a carbonyl group on the endmost carbon atom, making it an aldehyde, and hydroxyl groups connected to all the other carbon atoms.
What is the difference between glucose and galactose?
Structure and Taste Galactose has a higher melting point than glucose as a result of the structural differences. The main difference between these two sugars from a sensory perspective is that glucose is substantially sweeter, though neither is as sweet as table sugar.
What is the difference between a Ketohexose and an Aldohexose?
As nouns the difference between aldohexose and ketohexose is that aldohexose is (organic chemistry) any hexose containing an aldehyde group while ketohexose is (organic chemistry) any hexose containing an ketone group.