An optically active compound having molecular formula C6H12O6 is found in two isomeric forms (A) and (B) in nature. When (A) and (B) are dissolved in water they show the following equilibrium:

(i) What are such isomers called?
(ii) Can they be called enantiomers? Justify your answer.
(iii) Draw the cyclic structure of isomer (A).

Asked by Topperlearning User | 22nd Jun, 2016, 08:00: AM

Expert Answer:

(i) Anomers
(ii) No, they are not enantiomers because stereo isomers related to each other as non superimposable mirror images are enanatiomers. Anomers differ only at C1 configuration.

Answered by  | 22nd Jun, 2016, 10:00: AM