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Question: The total number of stereogenic centers found is

A. 10
B. 8
C. 4
D. 0

Say whaaaaaa?!.
 
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All of the carbons are bound to 2 identical groups.
 
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O, I see now-darn it. Does this only work b/c the entire molecule is symmetrical? Then shouldn't the wedges and dashes be absent?
 

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O, I see now-darn it. Does this only work b/c the entire molecule is symmetrical? Then shouldn't the wedges and dashes be absent?
It's symmetrical in 3 planes. The wedges and dashes don't mean it can't be symmetrical.
 
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So this compound, lindane, also has no stereogenic centers for the same reason, right? It's much more clear to me with a simple compound like this but I guess it's the same principle.
 

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So this compound, lindane, also has no stereogenic centers for the same reason, right? It's much more clear to me with a simple compound like this but I guess it's the same principle.
I believe so, yes.