Is 3,4-diethylhexane a meso compound?

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May 4, 2015

3,4-diethylhexane has two asymmetric carbons,therefore it should have four enantiomers, however the enantiomers are reduced to three, because the 3(S),4(R) isomer is identical to the 3(R),4(S) isomer, since a plane of simmetry passes through the molecule between carbon 3 and 4.