5 Answered Questions for the topic Stereochemistry
Can you have a meta stereocenter?
Imagine a compound such as 1,3-dibromo-1,2,3-trichloropropane. Since the first and third carbons are attached to four different groups, they are both chiral centers. Assuming that both of these... more
Is it possible, chemically, to change a dextrorotatory compound to its levorotatory counterpart?
Is it possible, chemically, to change a dextrorotatory compound to its levorotatory counterpart? E.g., is it possible to change dextrodopa to levodopa?
If a chiral molecule reacts with an achiral molecule will the product be chiral or achiral?
My book says that a pair of enantiomers will react the same way with an achiral substance. How is this possible? Does this imply that the product is achiral, even though the enantiomers are... more
Stereochemistry Organic Chemistry
How are solvents chosen in organic reactions?
Just reading through organic chemistry book (Modern Projects in Organic Chemistry by Mohrig, et al.), and it seems like the choice of solvent is usually arbitrary. One of the experiments designed... more
Acid base chemistry
How many molecules of Sulphuric acid is needed to neutralise 5ml of Sodium Carbonate and 5 volumes of Tetraoxosulphate (VI) acid when Calcium is heated at a temp of 200°C using Nickel as a catalyst?