Is it easy recognize a meso compound?

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anor277 Share
Mar 8, 2018

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No....

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Even with a model in hand (and you SHOULD use models) the recognition of internal symmetry versus handedness is problematic. And a meso compound specifies TWO chiral centres which are opposite in handedness...i.e. #RS# configuration...such that an internal mirror plane is an element of molecular symmetry...

And see this old answer for a few tips on how to approach these sorts of problems....

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