Stereochemistry and stereoisomers
See Morrison and Boyd Chapter 4, §4.2 where a number of possible structures
are discussed. The correct shape can be derived from the number of
isomers, in particular disubstituted compounds, of the type
The structures from Problem 4.2 will be shown, which will help you to answer the
are the structures in each row completely different? mirror images?
a. The flat rectangle structure
Question: Hopefully it is clear that C differs from A and B,
however, what is the relation between A and B?
A and B are:
Continue with the flat, square structure,
the pyramidal structure,
and the tetrahedral structure.
Next subject: enantiomers.