If there are 2 chiral centers and you are told to find the R & S configurations for both of them, and one ends up being R and the other is S, what would the overall configuration be?

asked by @bobbif1 • 11 months ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts
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If the entire molecule is symmetric then it could be meso.

answered by @arieller1 • 11 months ago
  • I understand qualifications for whether or not the compound is meso, I was referring to the R & S configurations, and how to name the structure as a whole when the 2 chiral centers have different configurations, one being R and the other being S. bobbi commented 11 months ago

Hi there! So you would simply have 1 R and 1S configuration in your molecule. I've posted an example of a molecule and how it is named. I hope this helps!enter image description here

answered by @leot1 • 11 months ago
  • Thank you! I was unsure on how you would write it, so thank you for clarifying with that example. bobbi commented 11 months ago