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D-Fructose, D-glucose and D-mannose have the same enol and so the three carbohydrates are in equilibrium with each other in the presence of base.This equilibrium explains why fructose, a ketone, is a reducing sugar a property associated with aldehydes.
P. Yurkanis, Organic Chemistry 3rd ed., Prentice Hall (2001)
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