Problem: The Fischer projections of some aldopentoses are shown below.Which structure is the enantiomer of D-arabinose?  a) Ab) Bc) Cd) De) Ef) FWhat is the name of the enantiomer?

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We’re being asked to determine the enantiomer of D-arabinose among the given structures:



Recall that enantiomers are nonsuperimposable mirror images. This means their Fischer projections are opposites of each other.


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The Fischer projections of some aldopentoses are shown below.

Which structure is the enantiomer of D-arabinose?  

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

e) E

f) F

What is the name of the enantiomer?

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