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Assigning Priorities

Determining Stereochemical Relationships

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Assigning Priorities: Stereocenters

Priority rules can also be used to determine the spatial orientation of groups around a stereocenter. In order to determine this spatial orientation, a series of steps should be followed.

Step 1: Find all of the stereocenters in a molecule. Recall that a stereocenter is an atom bonded to four different groups.

Find the stereocenter(s) in the molecule below.

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