December 04, 2020, 12:22:07 PM
Forum Rules: Read This Before Posting


Topic: chiral carbon  (Read 8349 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ccj

  • Guest
chiral carbon
« on: June 09, 2004, 06:39:20 AM »
how many chiral carcon in this molecule?

ccj

  • Guest
Re:chiral carbon
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2004, 06:41:26 AM »
the picture is not clear.

an methyl group, I - attached to the cycloalkane
CHCl is attached to the benzene ring

ccj

  • Guest
Re:chiral carbon
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2004, 08:51:46 AM »
i dont have powerpoint / paint.
hope this is better.

Offline AWK

  • Retired Staff
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7699
  • Mole Snacks: +538/-92
  • Gender: Male
Re:chiral carbon
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2004, 09:04:19 AM »
Chiral carbon should have four different substituents (including hydrogen).
Hence your compound has 3 chiral carbon atoms.
AWK

ccj

  • Guest
Re:chiral carbon
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2004, 01:57:07 PM »
urm. can anyone show which are chiral carbons?

Offline Mitch

  • General Chemist
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5296
  • Mole Snacks: +376/-2
  • Gender: Male
  • "I bring you peace." -Mr. Burns
    • Chemistry Blog
Re:chiral carbon
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2004, 02:32:02 PM »
well, which one has 4 substituents?
Most Common Suggestions I Make on the Forums.
1. Start by writing a balanced chemical equation.
2. Don't confuse thermodynamic stability with chemical reactivity.
3. Forum Supports LaTex

Offline Donaldson Tan

  • Editor, New Asia Republic
  • Retired Staff
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3178
  • Mole Snacks: +261/-12
  • Gender: Male
    • New Asia Republic
Re:chiral carbon
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2004, 03:51:03 AM »
well, which one has 4 substituents?

Generally, the sp3 hybridised carbon atom that has 4 different substituent groups attached to it is a chiral carbon
"Say you're in a [chemical] plant and there's a snake on the floor. What are you going to do? Call a consultant? Get a meeting together to talk about which color is the snake? Employees should do one thing: walk over there and you step on the friggin� snake." - Jean-Pierre Garnier, CEO of Glaxosmithkline, June 2006

ccj

  • Guest
Re:chiral carbon
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2004, 05:39:29 AM »
thank you. i already now which 3 are the chiral carbons.

Sponsored Links