Galactose
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A hexose which is almost identical to glucose except that orientation of -H and -OH on carbon 4 are exchanged, making it an epimer at C-4 of glucose (in Fisher projection).

FK Reading Ease
44.8

FK Grade Level
College
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  • A six-carbon sugar with the formula C6H12O6. A product of hydrolysis of galactan found in the hemicellulose fraction of biomass.

    FK Reading Ease
    43.1

    FK Grade Level
    High School
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