I s   t h e   p r o c e s s   i n   t h e   f i g   s a m e   a s   t h a t   o f   t h e   f o r m a t i o n   o f   a n   a c e t a l ?

Dear student,
Yes, the process in the figure is same as that of the formation of an acetal as it is formed when the hydroxyl group of a hemiacetal is protonated.It losses water and carbocation formed reacts rapidly with the alcohol group of another compound and thus leads to the formation of acetal [R2C(OR')2]. Same is stated by the reaction shown below which leads to the loss of water and formation of the glycosidic bond between both the glucose molecules and thus forming acetal.


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