How do I make a ball-and-stick model of glucosamine?

1 Answer
Aug 14, 2017


Here's one way to do it.


Glucosamine is an organic compound with formula #"C"_6"H"_13"NO"_5#.

It is called an amino sugar, because one of the #"OH"# groups in glucose is replaced by an #"NH"_2# group.

Their structures are


Here are some other views to help you make a ball and stick model:

Ball and Stick

In this picture, the colour code is: #"grey = carbon", color(grey)("white") "= hydrogen"; color(red)("red")" = oxygen"; color(blue)("blue") "= nitrogen"#.

Here's another picture in which the bonds are "skinnier".

Wire frame

The pictures may help you to make a model of glucosamine.