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Why do monosaccharides form cyclic structures?

Why do monosaccharides form cyclic structures?

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Anjali Ahuja
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7 years ago
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cyclic alkanes containing five or six carbon atoms in the ring are the most stable. The same is true for monosaccharides that form cyclic structures: rings consisting of five or six carbon atoms are the most stable.
This structure is more energetically stable.

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