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.
The Fischer projections of some aldopentoses are shown below.
Which structure is the enantiomer of D-arabinose?
What is the name of the enantiomer?
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