Definitions: Examples of Chirality
Consider the following molecule and determine whether or not it is chiral. Then determine the number of stereocenters the molecule has and the number of different forms that molecule can have.
This molecule is chiral
, because it has no center of plane of symmetry. It has one stereocenter
, the second carbon from the right. Therefore, it has 21
, or two
different forms, which are shown below.