How can I draw all possible stereoisomers for 2-chloro-3-hexanol?

1 Answer
Jan 2, 2015

Step 1. Draw the bond-line structure for 2-chlorohexan-3-ol.

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Step 2. Identify the chiral centres.

There are two chiral centres: C-2 and C-3. So, there are #2^2 = 4# stereoisomers.

Step 3. Convert the bond-line structure to four wedge-dash structures.

The combinations will be WW, WD, DW, DD (W = wedge; D = dash).

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And there you have them.