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dimpy jain Grade: 12
        

how do we check any meso compound???

6 years ago

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
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Dear dimpy,


A meso compound or meso isomer is a chemical compound whose molecules contain 2 or more asymmetric atoms (stereocenters) but is optically inactive (or achiral). Which means that it has no mirror images of each other.


For a compound with multiple asymmetric carbons, the presence of an internal plane of symmetry indicates that the compound is achiral. The cis isomer of cyclooctene is also considered a meso compound. The trans form can be resolved into an enantiomeric pair.



























































Meso compounds are a special case of stereoisomers which occur when a molecule has two chiral centers and each chiral center has identical substituants.




Consider the stereoismers of 2,3-dibromobutane.




Both C-2 and C-3 are chiral centers, they are sp3 hybridized and they have four different substituants: -H, -CH3, -Br and -CHBrCH3.








Notice that both chiral centers have the same substituants.







In this case, we have the possiblity of stereoisomers called meso compounds.


 


















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6 years ago
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