# Are Fischer projections 2D?

Oct 19, 2015

Yes.

#### Explanation:

Fischer projections are used as a method to represent 3D molecules on a 2D plane such as the paper of your notebook. This is why the term projection is used.

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Fisher projection is used in organic chemistry and biochemistry in order to represent relatively large molecules (such as monosaccharides) since it makes it easy to study their stereoisomerism.