Problem: Draw (2R, 3S) 2-dichlorobutane using a Fischer projection that has a mirror plane in it.

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We are asked to draw (2R, 3S) 2-dichlorobutane using a Fischer projection that has a mirror plane in it.

(2R, 3S)-2,3-dichlorobutane

Root: butane → 4 carbon chain

Subtituents: dichloro → 2 Cl

                             Locants: 2 and 3 → Carbon 2 and 3

Recall: R → Clockwise, S→ Counter-clockwise


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Draw (2R, 3S) 2-dichlorobutane using a Fischer projection that has a mirror plane in it.

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