I'm a technical writer who is writing an instruction guide for a molecular modeling kit. I chose a compound based on my ability to construct two enantiomers from the kit in question, but I don't know what to call the compound or even which order to write the atoms in the formula. I tried ChemDoodle but by the time I figured out how to use the software to draw the molecule, I'd already exceeded my free structure-to-name limit.
The compound has a central chiral carbon with bonds to hydrogen, a hydroxide group, an amino group, and a chlorine. How do I write its formula? Is it CHClNH2OH? What order do I list the groups in, in other words? And what would I call it? I'm not sure what order to name the groups. Something like methanolchloramine? Any help is appreciated. I'll take the IUPAC name or any accepted name.