Problem: Consider the compound below to answer the following questions:  Assign the configuration as (R) or (S) at each chiral center. Draw an acceptable regular three dimensional structure for the compound. Draw the structure of its mirror image and determine its relationship with the original molecule. Is the molecule chiral?

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Consider the compound below to answer the following questions: 

Assign the configuration as (R) or (S) at each chiral center.

Draw an acceptable regular three dimensional structure for the compound.

Draw the structure of its mirror image and determine its relationship with the original molecule.

Is the molecule chiral?

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