Problem: Which of the following compounds can exist as optical isomers (enantiomers)? Check all that apply.

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Recall that enantiomer is a mirror image isomer of a "chiral" molecule 

  • Chiral molecule → has a chiral center → bonded to "four" different groups


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Which of the following compounds can exist as optical isomers (enantiomers)? Check all that apply.

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