Problem: Draw an enantiomer and diastereomer of the following compound. Be sure to indicate which is the enantiomer and which is the diastereomer.

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We’re being asked to draw an enantiomer and diastereomer for the given structure.



Recall that enantiomer is a mirror image isomer of a molecule while a diastereomer is a non-mirror image isomer.


A molecule with 2 or more chiral centers can have enantiomers and diastereomers. In this case, for a pair of molecules to be:

• enantiomers: the configuration of ALL chiral centers must be different

• diastereomers: the configuration of AT LEAST 1 chiral center must be the same


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Draw an enantiomer and diastereomer of the following compound. Be sure to indicate which is the enantiomer and which is the diastereomer.

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