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Why isn't the c atom in the benzene bonded to "O" and the c atom bonded to "N" chiral? Only 1 carbon (the one bonded to OH) is circled in the mark scheme.Name:  Screenshot_20200312-131842__01.jpg
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If a substance is said to be chiral, it should have 4 different groups or atoms attached to the centre carbon atom.

For c atom attached to NH, theres two CH2 groups attached hence not chiral
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If a substance is said to be chiral, it should have 4 different groups or atoms attached to the centre carbon atom.

For c atom attached to NH, theres two CH2 groups attached hence not chiral
But if you look at the symmetry of the benzene, both CH2 groups are attached to different things.
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Why isn't the c atom in the benzene bonded to "O" and the c atom bonded to "N" chiral? Only 1 carbon (the one bonded to OH) is circled in the mark scheme.
In both cases, the carbon atoms you have identified are only attached to 3 things. You need 4 things to be chiral.
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In both cases, the carbon atoms you have identified are only attached to 3 things. You need 4 things to be chiral.
wont it be 4 with hydrogen atom?
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wont it be 4 with hydrogen atom?
That'll be the H atom that you had to remove to attach the N or C.

Benzene starts out life as C6H6, i.e. 1 H attached to each C.
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That'll be the H atom that you had to remove to attach the N or C.

Benzene starts out life as C6H6, i.e. 1 H attached to each C.
Ah i see.. :ta:
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That'll be the H atom that you had to remove to attach the N or C.

Benzene starts out life as C6H6, i.e. 1 H attached to each C.
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