Solutions_Manual_for_Organic_Chemistry_6th_Ed 105

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5-39 (a) The product has no asymmetric carbon atoms but it has three stereocenters: the carbon with the OH, plus both carbons of the double bond. Interchange of two bonds on any of these makes the enantiomer. (b) The product is an example of a chiral compound with no asymmetric carbons. Like the allenes, it is classified as an "extended tetrahedron"; that is, it has four groups that extend from the rigid molecule in four different directions. (A model will help.) In this structure, the plane containing the COOH and carbons of the double bond is perpendicular to the plane bisecting the OH and H and carbon that they are
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