Open-Chain Glucose, C6H12O6

The following structure represents open-chain glucose, C6H12O6. Glucose is a carbohydrate and a monosaccharide.

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State at room T and P - solid

Color - white

Uses - converted into carbon dioxide and water in cellular respiration; combined with fructose in the disaccharide sucrose (white tabel sugar); added to food for sweetness


 

Do the following to manipulate the molecules in Windows.

Click and hold the left button and drag to rotate a molecule.

Shift + click and hold the left button and drag to zoom in or out.

Click the right button (or click the left button on the JSmol logo) to see the menu.

Shift + click and hold the right button and drag to rotate in the plane of the screen.

Ctrl + click and hold the right button and drag to shift in the plane of the screen.

 

Do the following to manipulate the molecules on a Mac.

Click, hold, and drag to rotate a molecule.

Shift+click, hold, and drag vertically to zoom in or out.

Control+click (or click the JSmol logo) to see the menu.

Shift + double click, hold, and drag to move in the plane of the screen.

Shift + click, hold, and drag horizontally to move in the plane of the screen.