What is the difference between biphosphate & bisphosphate?

Dear student,
In biphosphate is any salt of phosphoric acid in which only one of the hydrogen atom has been replaced by a metal ion whereas bisphosphate is a diphosphate and it has two phosphate groups attached to a sugar residue.  

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One of the things I pointed out in lecture is the subtle but important difference between a diphosphate molecule and a bisphosphate molecule. If the molecule in the question truly has phosphates attached to different atoms in the fructose backbone, then it would most accurately be referred to as a bisphosphate species.
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