HO -CH HO – CHa HO -CH2 HO -CH O H H -0- -0- H H H OH H OH H OH H OH H + H20 OH OH OH FO-T 0-I H OH H OH OH OH Glucose Glucose Maltose

The diagram below shows the formation of the disaccharide maltose, which occurs when two molecules of glucose undergo a dehydration reaction: 

What would be the result if a molecule of fructose became bound to glucose instead? Explain how the properties of the molecule that forms might differ from maltose. 


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