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Unformatted text preview: 1                                                   The chiral center that determines D- or L- is the one furtherest from the carbonyl. Most naturally occurring sugars are in the D- family. The family name for sugars has the suffix -ose. Monosaccharides can be characterized as to how many carbons they have: triose, tetrose, pentose, hexose. They can also be characterized as to whether they are aldehydes, aldose, or ketones, ketose. By com...
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