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Ring Flip of glucose

The short answer is no. Experiment with a model kit (example) and recognize changing conformers only is about wiggling/rotating bonds which may be gradual in many tiny steps. The transition from one ...
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Production of ʟ-glucose

There is a nice review about synthesis of rare 6-carbon sugars. They discuss two pathways to L-glucose. The first isomerizes L-fructose to L-glucose: As you can see from the names of the enzymes, ...
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Haworth projection of Sucrose

Those are the same, just shown in a different conformation and a different view. As user55119 points out in the comments, the numbering went awry (in fructose, #2 is the anomeric carbon in the ring ...
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Dextrose equivalent values (DE) of the most common sugars

Dextrose equivalent $(DE)$ is a measure of the amount of reducing sugars present in a sugar product, expressed as a percentage on a dry basis relative to dextrose (glucose). Commercial sugar products ...
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When oxygen is connected only to carbon, are then the oxygen and carbon connected with a double bond?

Over 150 years ago August Kekulé had a dream about how atoms might form molecules. You might find it interesting to read about it. Chemistry is largely about valence, the number of connections that ...
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Does changes in pH affects cyclic form of glucose in water solution?

I would be curious to know if you still have that source claiming the glucose becomes uncyclized. In any case, I asked my biochem prof your question and he said nothing really changes especially for ...
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