Haworth Projection

Haworth Projection Definition:

The Haworth Projection is a drawing style for cyclic compounds. It is used to clearly indicate the 3-D structure of the compound.

Haworth Projection Explained:

Similar to the Fischer projection, the Haworth projection helps identify the groups are above the ring and which groups are below the ring. The carbon atoms are implicit. (Also see, dash and wedge)

Note –

  • The Haworth Projection is used for cyclic compounds.
  • Upward vertical bonds represent wedges, while the downward vertical bonds represent dashes.
  • It helps us analyze the stereochemistry of the molecule with ease.

Example –

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