(a) Interpretation: The structural formula for 1-phenyl-2-amino-1-propanol should be drawn. Concept introduction: The spatial arrangement of atom within a compound that are joined together is identified with the help of structural formula.

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Frederick A. Bettelheim + 4 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285869759

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Chapter 16, Problem 16.51P
Interpretation Introduction

(a)

Interpretation:

The structural formula for 1-phenyl-2-amino-1-propanol should be drawn.

Concept introduction:

The spatial arrangement of atom within a compound that are joined together is identified with the help of structural formula.

Interpretation Introduction

(b)

Interpretation:

The numbers of stereocenters present in the given molecule and the number of stereoisomers is possible for it should be determined.

Concept introduction:

The spatial arrangement of atom within a compound that is joined together is identified with the help of structural formula.

In chiral organic molecules, the tetrahedral carbon atom is bound to four different groups. Such a carbon is known as stereocenter.

For a molecule with n number of stereocenters, the maximum number of possible stereoisomers is 2n.

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