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Applicable to questions about the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule and how they affect its physical or chemical properties.

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You're right in that the SN2 Reaction Mechanism will invert the stereocenter. However, the naming convention is based on relative priority and the mechanism by which the product is formed has little t …
answered Apr 26 '16 by IT Tsoi
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This link has a good summary of hydrogenation. Syn addition is very much preferred because of the way the molecule 'adheres' to the surface. As you note, however, there are cases where anti-addition i …
answered Jul 8 '16 by IT Tsoi
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So if you drew a wedge in position 1 and a dash in position 2, it would mean that they are on the same plane - either both axial or both equatorial - assuming that the ring was in a chair conformation …
answered Jul 16 '16 by IT Tsoi
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The key point you have to remember is that optical activity isn't decided by a single section of the molecule but rather it is a property of the entire molecule - and while not being able to find a mi …
answered Jul 8 '16 by IT Tsoi