• # question_answer How many carbon atoms in the molecule $HCOO-{{(CHOH)}_{2}}-COOH$are asymmetric [MP PET 2001] A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) None of these

$HCOO-\underset{(1)}{\mathop{\underset{*}{\mathop{\overset{OH}{\mathop{\overset{|}{\mathop{C}}\,H}}\,}}\,}}\,-\underset{(2)}{\mathop{\underset{*}{\mathop{\overset{OH}{\mathop{\overset{|}{\mathop{C}}\,H}}\,}}\,}}\,-COOH$ Two carbon atoms in the molecule are asymmetric.