Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 7 - Configurations - 7.1 Locating Stereocenters - Problems - Page 136: 7.15

Answer

The stereocenters are highlighted on the image:
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Work Step by Step

1. Eliminate all carbons with double or triple bonds. 2. Eliminate all carbons that have more than 1 hydrogen. (They have less than 3 visible bonds.) 3. With the ones that weren't removed, check if they have 4 different groups connected to each one. If so, it is a stereocenter. ** If you have any trouble seeing if any group is equal to another one, then number the atoms on the 4 groups, (start counting by the carbon you think is the stereocenter), and if any equal numbers have different atoms, then the groups are different.
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