We are asked to identify the prioritization of the groups in the chiral center and to name the structure.
First, we convert the structure to the bond-line to easily see the groups.
We can see that this is a chiral molecule because:
– there is no plane of symmetry present
– there is a chiral center present
Answer the questions about the molecule.
What is the highest priority group?
What is the lowest priority group?
Name the structure.
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