How can we calculate the no. of sterioisomers for glucose ?

Dear Student,

The formula for computing steroisomers,  = 2nwhere n number od chiral centers

For the glucose molecule contains 6 carbon atom out of that 4 carbons are attached to different elements in the middle position hence n= 4 yields the stereoisomers as expressed below,


Hence total number of stereoisomers for glucose molecule = 16


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