Molecules of life

What are 3,5 and 6 carbon aldoses called?
3-glyceraldehyde, 5-ribose, 6-glucose
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What are 3,5 and 6 ketoses called?
3-dihydroxyacetone 5-ribulose 6-fructose
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Most naturally occuring carbohydrates are d/l isomer?
D-isomers, as D-glucose can be metabolised.
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Epimers are what, with example
Isomers that differ in relative spatial arrangement. eg. glucose and galactose.
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Anomers are what, with example
Different arrangement of ring structure, eg alpha and beta glucose. The ring spontaneously opens and recloses. Both 1-4 linkage.
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Cholesterol structure
Hydroxyl group, hydrophilic section attaches and inserts into membrane.
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What are 3,5 and 6 ketoses called?

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3-dihydroxyacetone 5-ribulose 6-fructose

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