Problem: Do the following structures represent identical compounds or a pair of enantiomers? 

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Recall that: 

  • enantiomer mirror image isomer of a molecule different R/S configurations
  • identical  same molecular formula, connectivity, and type of chiral center (same R/S configuration)

R/S configuration:

  • When lowest priority is at the back (dash) → 1 - highest, 4 - lowest
    • S → counterclockwise
    • R → clockwise
  • When lowest priority is not at the back → flip
    • S → clockwise
    • R → counterclockwise
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Do the following structures represent identical compounds or a pair of enantiomers?