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cokalsM

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Stereocenters
« on: February 28, 2011, 01:26:30 PM »

Why is the starred carbon a stereocenter?



To my understanding, a stereocenter is a carbon with 4 nonidentical substituents. I've been researching this and also found a definition stating a stereocenter where the interchange of two attached groups gives a stereoisomer. I'm not sure how to identify this.

Can anyone help?

Thanks so much
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Re: Stereocenters
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 02:14:03 PM »

It has E/Z isomerism.
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Re: Stereocenters
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 02:57:32 AM »

what is a  starred carbon?? give me an example?
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