Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 5 - Stereochemistry at Tetrahedral Centers - Problem - Page 133: 14


Morphine has five chiral centers and 32 possible stereoisomers.

Work Step by Step

Use the formula $n^{2}$, where n is the number of chiral centres, to find the number of stereoisomers. There are five chiral centers thus $2^{5}$= 32 There are 32 possible steroisomers.
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