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In the acid catalyzed hydrolysis of the methyl glycloside, which oxygen atom is protonated in the 1st step in the mechanism.

Provide the number of valence electrons and three resonance structures for the species [CH2NO2]-.  Include formal charge if relevant.

Which of the following is the definition of a pair of diastereomers?
(A) A pair of structures that are superimposable mirror images of one another
(B) A pair of stereoisomers that are non-superimposable mirror images of one another
(C) A pair of stereoisomers that are not mirror images of one another
(D) A pair of stereoisomers that have equal specific rotations

Provide the IUPAC name of the following compound

    CH3CH2CH2CH(OH)CH(CH3)CH2CH3

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