I've seen in some books where they state all chiral centres are stereogenic centres, but not the other way around.

Is "chiral centre" related to only to optical isomerism and "stereogenic centre" related to stereoisomer in a broader sense?

  • $\begingroup$ Would you 1) confirm that the definitions used in your books are identical to the ones given on this wiki page 2) point out what remains unclear after reading that page? $\endgroup$ – TAR86 Nov 1 '17 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ So basically chiral center is a type of stereocentre. $\endgroup$ – Ritwik Das Nov 1 '17 at 19:03
  • $\begingroup$ So a compound can have different numbers of chiral centres and stereo centres. $\endgroup$ – Ritwik Das Nov 1 '17 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ Now it’s clear to me $\endgroup$ – Ritwik Das Nov 1 '17 at 19:05
  • $\begingroup$ related chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/59124/… $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Nov 1 '17 at 21:33

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