Condensation reaction

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A condensation reaction is a reaction in which a water molecule is formed, usually in bond making, for example, carbohydrates in making glycosidic bonds.

The production of maltose from two glucose molecules is an example of a condensation reaction-

C6H12O6 + C6H12O6 --> C12H22O11 + H2O

Condensation reactions also occurr in protein synthesis. Where long polymers of amino acids are joined by peptide bonds.

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