How do I determine whether the central carbon of this compound is (R) or (S)?
On both the sides of carbon, the groups are same. They differ only in the relative position of hydrogen atoms. On what basis do I assign priority in these groups?
Does the R/S nomenclature for the middle carbon really depend on E/Z nomenclature of the alkenes, in such cases of stereoisomerism? Or is there an entirely different argument in such a case?