How is the structure of fructose similar to glucose?
Correspondingly, how can you tell the difference between glucose and fructose?
Fructose is also called as fruit sugar or D- fructose. Its functional group is the ketone. It is metabolized mainly in the liver. It is not found in starch.
|Difference between Glucose and Fructose
|The preferred energy source for the body
|Not the preferred energy source for brain and muscles
Regarding this, what do glucose and fructose have in common?
Although glucose, galactose, and fructose all have the same chemical formula (C6H12O6), they differ structurally and stereochemically. This makes them different molecules despite sharing the same atoms in the same proportions, and they are all isomers of one another, or isomeric monosaccharides.
The difference between glucose and ribose in 2-acetylfuran formation was that glucose could form 2-acetylfuran directly from cyclization of its intact carbon skeleton, whereas ribose first underwent degradation into fragments before forming a six-carbon unit leading to 2-acetylfuran.