HCL Question

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    • #12714
      ScienceRob
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      The question on my study guide for my 200 level class says: What will HCL do to a monomer of glucose in a disaccaride?

      My personal understanding (my labs and books don’t say it outright) is that adding Hydrochloric Acid to a polysaccaride will create a hydrolysis reaction separating the polymers into monosaccarides. Is this correct?

    • #97280
      JackBean
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      basically, esters are sensitive to acids

    • #97322
      ScienceRob
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      I appreciate the reply but this doesn’t really tell me if my reasoning is correct. Its interesting to know that esters are sensitive to acids (I had to wikipedia Ester to fully understand what you meant) but that doesn’t tell me if I am correct in my assumption or not. I appreciate any reply.

    • #97336
      jwalin
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      you are correct
      polysaccharides form monosaccharides (mostly) and a little of disaacharides. depending on other conditions like temperature
      higher the temperature more is the monomer formed

    • #97337
      jwalin
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      and another thing it’s HCl and not HCL

    • #97341
      mith
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    • #97345
      JackBean
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      quote jwalin:

      you are correct
      polysaccharides form monosaccharides (mostly) and a little of disaacharides. depending on other conditions like temperature
      higher the temperature more is the monomer formed

      where are there disaccharides?

    • #97367
      jwalin
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      i recall my teacher at one point of time had mentioned that at low temperatures and at low concentrations of HCl also dives dissacharides from poly saccharides.

    • #97370
      JackBean
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      yes, that is true, but you said, that polysaccharides are composed from mono- and sometimes from disaccharides, so I ask how that?

    • #97379
      Darwin420
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      …lol

    • #97385
      jwalin
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      quote JackBean:

      yes, that is true, but you said, that polysaccharides are composed from mono- and sometimes from disaccharides, so I ask how that?

      did i say that

      quote jwalin:

      polysaccharides form monosaccharides (mostly) and a little of disaacharides. depending on other conditions like temperature
      higher the temperature more is the monomer formed

      i talked about that polysaccharides 💡 form ❗

      and not

      polysacharidfes are formed from

    • #97394
      JackBean
      Participant

      I see now 🙂

      anyway, the question was originally about disaccharide, so even the conclusion about polysaccharides was unneeded 🙂

    • #97397
      jwalin
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      as i now rereadthe question i see it was not needed
      the answer is monosaccharides

      but as i had been specific i hope atleast the questioner wouldn’t have any doubts with my statement and if he or she had then they are cleared by now

    • #97522
      ScienceRob
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      I understand your response and other responses in this thread. I appreciate the assistance.

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