Bond Rotations: Exercise 2

by James

 

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Ahmad Haroon Syed June 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I don’t understand how you rotated Carbon, please explain? Shouldn’t it be a mirror image!

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james June 22, 2013 at 9:43 pm

A 180 degree rotation was performed along the C2-C3 bond. No, it should not be a mirror image – it should retain the same configuration. In the starting product the configuration is R, and if you look at the product it is also R.

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