Q. 24.3( 29 Votes )

What are the expected products of hydrolysis of lactose?

Answer :

Lactose is a disaccharide carbohydrate(made up of two monosaccharide units) composed of β-D-galactose and β-D-glucose units. Hydrolysis breaks the glycosidic bond converting sucrose into β-D-galactose and β-D-glucose.

NOTE: But however, this reaction is so slow that it takes years for the solution of sucrose to undergo negligible change. Hence an enzyme called sucrase is added to proceed rapidly.




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