Problem: What is the stereochemistry of carbon-1? Which carbon atom has the other bromine attached, and what is the stereochemistry of that carbon?Which chirality center bears the t-butyl group and what is the stereochemistry of that carbon?

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 To determine the R/S configuration of the chiral center:

• If the lowest priority is on a dashed line: trace a path from 1 to 3

– If the order is clockwise R (rectus or right)

– If the order is counterclockwise S (sinister or left)


• If the lowest priority is not on a dashed line: swap with the group on a dashed line

– Trace a path from 1 to 3:

– Clockwise R becomes S because of the swap

– Counterclockwise S becomes R because of the swap

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What is the stereochemistry of carbon-1? 

Which carbon atom has the other bromine attached, and what is the stereochemistry of that carbon?

Which chirality center bears the t-butyl group and what is the stereochemistry of that carbon?

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