Galactose -- C6H12OH
An optical isomer of the famous Glucose which is different from it at the fourth Carbon (Its OH group is perpendicular* to the ring instead of being equatorial* as in the glucose).
Galactose's Fischer* drawings:
Galactose's Mills diagram: (Look at ma', I'm an ASCII artist!)
See Also: Glucose, Manose (sp?).
* I apologize in advance for any erroneous names, as I've studied this subject in Hebrew and I freely translate it based on my understanding. Corrections will be gladly accepted.
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