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can anyone help please???

im asked to explain the meaning of glycosidic C1 - C4 Linkage.

Im not 100% clear on it!!

Any ideas??

Thanks

C1 is the carbon on one molecule, C4 is a carbon on another molecule, Since C1 and C4 or on opposite ends of the glucose molecule, this is setting up for a long chain molecule (assuming others join). Glycosidic means an alcohol (C4 with its -OH) joins the hemicacetal carbon (C1) to form a link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycosidic

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