why is sucrose called invert sugar?

why is sucrose called invert sugar?

  • Kuldeep Kaushik answered March 13, 2019, 11:47 a.m. at

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When sucrose is hydrolyzed it forms a mixture of glucose and fructose. This mixture is the main ingredient in honey. It is called invert sugar because the angle of the specific rotation of the plain polarized light changes from a positive to a negative value , as optical isomers are present.

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