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Carbohydrates

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The structure shown below is that of a monosaccharide. How many optical isomers are possible for this structure?

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A 2
B 4
C 6
D 9


Ans. B

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There are two chiral carbons in the given structure. So the number of possible optical isomers is 22 = 4.

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