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- Jun 30, 2005
It has two chiral carbons (both carbon that are attached to Br).
Can't this be diastereomer?
The molecule in question can have a diastereomer. What the DAT Destroyer is saying is that the product of the reaction will not yield two diastereomers. It will only yield two enantiomers because the Cl2 adds anti.5HTburb//
Do you think the product I drew can have a diastereomer? because DAT destroyer says it can have enantiomer but it cannot have diastereomer.
I think anything with 2 chiral can be diastereomer so I am confused why this isn't the answer.
How can 3 ethyl cyclopentene can have 2 products that are diastereomerThe molecule in question can have a diastereomer. What the DAT Destroyer is saying is that the product of the reaction will not yield two diastereomers. It will only yield two enantiomers because the Cl2 adds anti.
Since we have (1S, 2S) and (1S, 1R) being diastereomers to each other, we have two diastereomer as products so shouldn't this be the right answer too?Yes the molecule you ask about as previously stated is
So in comparison with this configuration:
(1R, 2R)-----> yields enantiomers
(1S, 1R)----> yields diasteromers
So lets say that in comparison to the molecule you provided, the destroyer gave you the same molecule but both the bromine atoms were on were on solid wedges (coming out of the screen at you) or on dashed wedges (going behind the screen away from you), then those would be diastereomers.
Once again, hope this helps and feel free to post any questions as I am studying (obviously browsing SDN) right now. Good Luck