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