Problem: Draw the four stereoisomers of 2-bromo-3-chlorobutane using Fischer projections, and label each chiral Carbon as R or S.

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We are asked to draw the four stereoisomers of 2-bromo-3-chlorobutane using Fischer projections and label each chiral Carbon as R or S.


2-bromo-3-chlorobutane

Root: butane → 4 carbon chain

Subtituents: Chloro → Cl

                             Locant: 3 → Carbon 3

                     Bromo → Br

                             Locant: 2 → Carbon 2


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Draw the four stereoisomers of 2-bromo-3-chlorobutane using Fischer projections, and label each chiral Carbon as R or S.

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