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What is the configuration of each of the asymmetric centers in the following compounds?

ОН
CH3
CH2CH3
b.
Br
CH3
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ОН CH3 CH2CH3 b. Br CH3

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Rules for R and S configuration:

  • Atoms bonded with chiral carbon atom are arranged according to atomic mass. Higher atomic mass should be given first priority followed by others.
  • Atoms are labelled as 1, 2, 3, and 4. Atom with higher atomic mass is given as 1 followed by 2,3, and 4 according to atomic mass.
  • If the order of atomic mass is in clockwise direction t...

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