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Suppose one is looking at stereoisomers of this compound. How does one pick which carbon is carbon-1? Does it depend on the absolute configuration of carbon 2? In other words do we pick the numbering system on the basis of the R or S configuration of carbon-2? I am helping a student with an assignment on Fischer projections, and this question came up?