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Fischer and Haworth Projections

Note the following molecular diagrams are NOT equivalent.

Fischer projections

  1. Generaly represent all the atoms
  2. use lines to represent bonds



see for more.

Haworth Projections

  1. Visualise the molecule in three dimentions so more commonly used for ring molecules.
  2. Carbon and Hydrogen atoms are assumed and are not drawn



See for more detail.

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Chiral Carbon

A Chiral Carbon is one which does not exhibit symmetry. For more information and a test see: