We can use our knowledge of chiral centers to predict what types of stereoisomers molecules will make.
Concept #1: Using chiral centers to predict types of stereoisomers.
Concept #2: How to predict the total number of stereoisomers.
Follow the 2n (n = stereocenters) rule to predict total number of possible stereoisomers.
Note: Remember that stereocenters include both chiral centers and trigonal centers!
Example #1: Draw all the stereoisomers for 2-bromocyclohexan-1-ol, and determine their relationships to each other.
Determine the total number of stereoisomers for the following molecule.
Example #2: Determine the total number of stereoisomers for the following molecule.