chemistry unit 4 aqa asymmetric carbon atoms?Watch
i don't get it
i get what it means [i think?] but getting the answer wrong
As far as I understand the task you should draw such chiral molecules.
An asymmetric carbon is attached to 4 different atoms or groups.
Example, The asymmetric carbon atom is the one attached to two carbon atoms, an oxygen atom, and a hydrogen atom. One may initially be inclined to think this atom is not asymmetrical because it is attached to two carbon atoms, but because those two carbon atoms are not attached to exactly the same things, there are two different groups of atoms that the carbon atom in question is attached to, therefore making it an asymmetric carbon atom
How many can you find for the question?
it's either 3 or 4
i'm not sure about the threonine. the one directly attached to the carbonyl c=o bond is asymmetrical, right?
but i'm not sure about the one above that. the one with the h-c-oh bond?
It's 4, the h-c-oh is because although attached to 2 carbons they are in different environments.