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# What are the products of hydrolysis of maltose?

Hint: Hydrolysis means using water molecules to break a chemical bond in a reaction. We can say that hydrolysis is the opposite reaction of condensation reaction where elimination of water happens in the bond formation. Hydrolysis of ester bonds forms an acid and an alcohol as the products.

Maltose is a disaccharide consisting of two molecules of glucose with $\alpha$-(1,4) glycosidic linkage.
The structure of the maltose is as follows.

On hydrolysis of maltose, the $\alpha$-(1,4) glycosidic linkage undergoes cleavage and forms two units of $\alpha$-D-Glucose molecules as the products.
The hydrolysis of the maltose is as follows.

So, the products formed after hydrolysis of maltose are two D- glucose units.