I don’t understand how the second one is an S. Please explain?

asked by @mimij1 • about 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts

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Hi there! First step is we have to rank each substituent according to their atomic weight. Cl takes up rank 1, -NH2 takes up 2. Since one of the phenyl group has a Chloro substituent, we will consider that as 3 so the plain phenyl will take up 4. Now we have to flip the molecule where the lowest rank is in dashed so we can easily find the direction of the configuration. I drew the resulting image which tells us that it is an S configured (counterclockwise). Hope that helps! enter image description here

answered by @reyn • about 1 year ago