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

Aug 14, 2017

Here's one way to do it.

#### Explanation:

Glucosamine is an organic compound with formula ${\text{C"_6"H"_13"NO}}_{5}$.

It is called an amino sugar, because one of the $\text{OH}$ groups in glucose is replaced by an ${\text{NH}}_{2}$ group.

Their structures are

(From Examine.com)

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

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

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

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