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Carbohydrates with D and L Series

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What is the number of carbon atom that determines whether the carbohydrate shown below belongs to the D series or to the L series?

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

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By convention, a Haworth formula is drawn with the ring oxygen on the back side of the ring and the anomeric carbon on the ...

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This solution uses the Haworth formula to determine whether the carbohydrate number shown belongs to the D or L series.