optical isomerism and chiral centre

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hello, I'm a student who is pre-visit the topics I'm gonna learn next year, and according to the chemistry book, the definition of an optical isomer is a molecule with a chiral centre ( non-superimposable ) . What if there are two or more chiral centers?
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At A-level they won’t give you one that has more than one chiral carbon
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At A-level they won’t give you one that has more than one chiral carbon
but this compound, CH3CH2CHBrCHBrCH3, comes from the Edexcel IAL book.... and it has 2 chiral centres...
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hello, I'm a student who is pre-visit the topics I'm gonna learn next year, and according to the chemistry book, the definition of an optical isomer is a molecule with a chiral centre ( non-superimposable ) . What if there are two or more chiral centers?
There’s 2^n isomers where n is the number of chiral centres. But I don’t think you have to know this for A levels
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There’s 2^n isomers where n is the number of chiral centres. But I don’t think you have to know this for A levels
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but this compound, CH3CH2CHBrCHBrCH3, comes from the Edexcel IAL book.... and it has 2 chiral centres...
Oh I did AQA 😂
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There’s 2^n isomers where n is the number of chiral centres. But I don’t think you have to know this for A levels
but they are not all optically active.
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