Problem: Classify the following compounds as chiral, achiral (but not meso), or meso.

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  • meso → satisfies the ff:
    1.  has 2n chiral centers
    2.  atomically symmetrical (has plane of symmetry) 
    3.  opposite stereocenters (R,S or S,R)
  • chiral → violates at least 1 rule for meso
  • achiral (not meso) → superimposable mirror image, no assymetric carbon atom
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Classify the following compounds as chiral, achiral (but not meso), or meso.

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