Meso compounds do not have to be cyclic

Meso compounds do not have to be cyclic - How many possible...

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o Meso compounds do not have to be cyclic What is the relationship between these two compounds? Cl Cl Cl Cl They’re the same because if you rotate around the single bonds you can get them into symmetrical forms. Cl Cl Cl Cl They’re two different drawings of the same meso compound. Maximum number of stereoisomers possible for a compound o If n number of chiral carbons, then 2 n possible stereoisomers Be sure to subtract any meso compounds from this total.
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Unformatted text preview: How many possible stereoisomers are there of this compound? Br Br There are 2 chiral centers, so 2 n =4. o But wait! o Here are the four versions given by this formula Br Br Br Br Br Br Br Br o The top two of these structures are meso, so we have to subtract one from the four. There are three total stereoisomers of 1,2-dibromocyclohexane....
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