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Q.What is the difference between STEREOCENTRE AND CHIRAL CENTRE? It is quite confusing!Please clarify!!! From Sunindra kanghujam

Q.What is the difference between STEREOCENTRE AND CHIRAL CENTRE? It is quite confusing!Please clarify!!!


From


Sunindra kanghujam

Grade:12

3 Answers

Rahul Kumar
131 Points
9 years ago

Stereocentre- If there is no plane of symmetry in the molecule of an organic compound, we say it is having a stereocentre.

Chiral Centre/Chiral Carbon Atom - If in a moelcule there is a carbon atom such that it is linked to four different atoms or groups, we say it is having chiral carbon atom.Example-Lactic acid

 

Note- A molecule may have chiral centre but not necessarily stereocentre

suchita undare
20 Points
9 years ago

stereocentre is across which stereoisomers we can get, a double bond showing cis and trans isomers is also stereocentre...

every chiral centre is stereo centre but not only the stereocentre if there is double bond in the molecule showing cis and trans...

Neelakash Biswas
24 Points
5 years ago
A stereogenic center is an element where the interchange of two substituents will lead to a stereoisomer. A chiral center is a specific type of stereogenic center where reflection of the molecule results in a nonsuperimposable mirror image of that center. Not all stereogenic centers are chiral centers: achiral molecules can contain stereogenic centers. The term "chiral center" is often misused where stereogenic center is correct

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