Aldose - Ketose isomerism Aldose -Ketose Isomerism

Monosaccharides exhibit aldose-ketose isomerism. Sugar with a keto groups is called a ketose and that with an aldehyde group is called an aldose. Glucose is an aldose since there is a potential aldehyde group in position 1 of glucose. Fructose is a ketose since it has a potential keto group in position 2. Fructose has the same molecular formula as glucose but differs in its structural formula.  

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