Carbohydrates - Oct 14th


  • Recognize and describe structural features of carbohydrates that contribute to their structural diversity
  • Describe how proteins and carbohydrates interact and explain the biological role of those interactions
  • Correlate the structural features of carbohydrates to their function


Lehninger 7.1-7.2 (we willl cover 7.3 and 7.4 at a later stage)

  • Know Bold terms in section 7.1, Know and draw structures in Fig 7-1, Understand Fisher Projections, identify epimers in Fig 7-3, Perform 7-6 for any hexose, Draw Haworth from Fisher, understand Hemiacetals vs hemiketals vs acetals vs ketals, electrophile and nuceophiles in sugars.

Suggested Reading Berg 5th ed, CHP 11


Lehninger: 2*, 4, 6, 7, 8**, 9***, 13, 14, 17, 18, 22***, 24*****, 26

*(no need to memorize, just be able to do this one using resources)
** (use structures to help with your show your answer to this one)
***(draw the two diffrent forms of fructose)
****(be sure to use the structure in your answer)
*****(draw just two)

Berg 5th ed
Chp11 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12

In Class Activity

Group Problem Carbohydrates (through Lectins and Selectins)

Slideshow on Carbohydrates