Problem: Which of the following compounds is the (R) enantiomer of carvone, a ketone-containing compound that smells like spearmint? Hint: the prioritization for substituents is shown for choice (a). 

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R configured → prioritization is clockwise (4 is dashed)

however, Carvone has a ketone (from the suffix -one) so this is not the correct answer

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Which of the following compounds is the (R) enantiomer of carvone, a ketone-containing compound that smells like spearmint? 

Hint: the prioritization for substituents is shown for choice (a). 


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