Problem: Which stereochemical description best fits the following carbohydrate? 1) (+)–D–4–(R) 2) (–)-L–4–(S) 3) (–)–D–4–(R) 4) (+)–L–4–(S) 5) D–4–(R) You can’t determine +/– from a chemical structure.

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Which stereochemical description best fits the following carbohydrate?

1) (+)–D–4–(R)

2) (–)-L–4–(S)

3) (–)–D–4–(R)

4) (+)–L–4–(S)

5) D–4–(R) You can’t determine +/– from a chemical structure.

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