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An aldohexose can exist in 16 isomeric forms.


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The correct option is A True
An aldohexose is a hexose with an aldehyde group on one end. The aldohexoses have four chiral centers for a total of $$16$$ possible aldohexose stereoisomers. 
Of these, only three commonly occur in nature: 
  • D-glucose,
  •  D-galactose, 
  •  D-mannose.

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