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I'll try to explain this to you, but you should really look it up here: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/beta-Levulose#section=3D-Conformer&fullscreen=true This is the structure of beta-D-fructofuranose, as a 3D conformer. On paper, or as a 2D figure, we cannot visualize the -OH groups at positions 3 and 4. They appear to be inside/outside ...


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