Problem: Glyceraldehyde is shown below as a Fischer projection. Identify the stereochemistry configuration: Which Fischer structures below have the same stereochemistry configuration?

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Recall that for Fischer projections

  • when H (4th priority) is:
    • Vertical:
      • S → counterclockwise 
      • R → clockwise
    • Horizontal: (flipped)
      • S → clockwise 
      • R → counterclockwise
  • ↑ atomic number ↑ higher priority



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Glyceraldehyde is shown below as a Fischer projection. Identify the stereochemistry configuration: 

Which Fischer structures below have the same stereochemistry configuration?

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