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o Common question for this material How many monochorinated products, including stereoisomers, will you get when you chlorinate a particular compound. Ex. First, find all the positions that give you distinct structural isomers. Then, go through and see if adding a chlorine at each spot makes any spot chiral. If it doesn’t, then you only get one version of that chlorination. If it does, you get 2 n products where n=the number of chiral carbons. Back to our example, here’s how I would do it.
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Unformatted text preview: • If I put a chlorine here, nobody becomes chiral. That said, you can still get the chlorine placed either cis or trans to the alkyl group that’s on the ring, so you get two versions. Cl o I almost always miss this cis/trans possibility so make sure you don’t make my mistake! • If I put a chlorine here, two positions are now chiral so there are four versions of this chlorination. * * Cl...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course CHEM 301 taught by Professor Sahli during the Spring '07 term at VCU.

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