Enantiomers vs. Diastereomers

We can use our knowledge of chiral centers to predict what types of stereoisomers molecules will make. 

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: Draw all the stereoisomers for 2-bromocyclohexan-1-ol, and determine their relationships to each other.


Example: Determine the total number of stereoisomers for the following molecule.