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Galactose w/ dehydration synthesis

  1. Jan 12, 2005 #1
    The molecular formula of galactose is C6H12O6

    If 8 galactose molecues were linked together by dehydration synthesis, the new molecular formula wil be C48H80H40 right?

    did i do my math wrong?

    Dehydration synthesis is just the loss of water , so a total of 16 Hydrogens and 8 Oxygens will be subtracted from the total molecular formula for 8 * (C6H12O6) which is C48H80H40

    or am i missing a key concept here?

    thanks
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2005 #2
    ok, the answer is wrong..but i dont know why..does any1 know whats wrong?
     
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