| Kailash Choudhary 2015-05-14
Two carbohydrates are said to be enantiomers if they are nonsuperimposable mirror images of one another. Eg. D-Glucose and L-glucose
Carbohydrates are classified as diastereomers if their chiral carbons are connected to the exactly the same substrates but connected at differing configurations (R or S). Unlike an enantiomer, diastereomers are NOT object and mirror image. An example of two carbohydrates that are diastereoisomers are D-Galactose and D-mannose
Epimers are two diastereomers that differ only at one stereocenter. D-Glucose and D-Mannose are an example of an epimer.