(a) Which conformer, K or L is predicted to be more stable? Explain your answer (Note: a methoxy group is smaller than a methyl group). (b) Assign the absolute (R or S) configurations for each of the chiral carbons in carbohydrates M and N. Are either of these compounds optically active? Briefly explain your answer.
Please find attached the solution to the problem you posted. It should be ...
Please find attached the solution to the problem you posted. It should be fairly self-explanatory. I would suggest that you read up on the anomeric effect and also on Fischer projections and the Cahn-Ingold-Prelog sequencing rules. This will help you tackle a problem like this in the future.