Glycosides: Definition and Classification Quiz

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What distinguishes α-glycosides from β-glycosides?

The configuration of the hemiacetal hydroxyl group

How can O-glycosides be easily cleaved?

By hydrolysis with acids or enzymes

What is the solubility characteristic of the glycone part of glycosides?

Water soluble, insoluble in organic solvents

What type of compounds are almost all naturally-occurring glycosides?


What brings about the hydrolysis of glycosides in plants?


Test your knowledge on the definition and classification of glycosides, organic natural compounds found in plants and animals. Learn about the distinction between α-glycosides and β-glycosides based on the configuration of the hemiacetal hydroxyl group.

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