Problem: Which of the following molecules are chiral? why?I. 2-ChlorobutaneII. 3-BromopentaneIII. 2-MethylpropeneIV. 2-Bromo-3-methylbutane

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We are asked to identify which of the following molecules are chiral. 

  • Identify if a chiral center exists. 
  • A chiral center has 4 different groups attached to the carbon. 


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Which of the following molecules are chiral? why?

I. 2-Chlorobutane

II. 3-Bromopentane

III. 2-Methylpropene

IV. 2-Bromo-3-methylbutane

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