The Maltose Molecule - rotatable in 3 dimensions

Maltose is a disaccharide - formula C12H22O11 - consisting of two glucose units (12 carbon atoms, and 2 ring-shaped structures, each containing an oxygen atom).

The two sugars are linked via a glycosidic bond - an alpha 1-4 bond between opposite ends of the 2 glucose molecules.

This bond - effectively an oxygen bridge - is formed as a result of a condensation reaction.

 Label/unlabel the bonding carbons

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