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- Jun 30, 2005
This is Q33 from Destroyer.
It says the first one produces enantiomer only whereas the second reaction produces diastereomer.
I drew the products and I think both reaction produce enantiomer only.
Products for the first rxn are mirror image to each other.
Products for the second rxn are mirror image to each other, too.
diastereomer means non-mirror image, non superposable but they are mirror image so how can we say that the products for the 2nd reaction are diastereomers?