Section 8 - Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds

Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds: A Detailed Look -- Section 8 of Organic Chemistry Notes is 16 pages in length (page 6-1 through page 6-16) and covers ALL you'll need to know on the following lecture/book topics:

SECTION 8 – Stereochemistry: A Detailed Look

8-1 -- Definitions
  · Chiral, Achiral, Enantiomers, and Stereogenic Centers
  · Internal Mirror Planes
8-2 -- Enantiomers
  · Interactions of Enantiomers with Other Reactants (ex. Acylose)
  · Rotation of Plane-Polarized Light
  · Angle of Rotation
  · Dextrorotatory (D) or (+) vs. Levorotatory (L) or (-)
  · Absolute Configurations “R” and “S”
  · Racemic Mixtures and Racemates
8-4 -- Specifying Absolute Configurations
  · How to Determine “R” and “S” Enantiomers
  · Cyclic Permutations
8-5 -- Compounds with Multiple Stereocenters
  · Diastereomers
  · Meso Compounds and Planes of Symmetry
8-6 -- Cyclic Compounds
8-7 -- Isomer Types – A Summary
8-8 -- Fischer Projections
8-9 -- Manipulating Fischer Projections

  · Allowed Operations
  · 180° Rotation (Allowed)
  · Cyclic Permutations of 3 Substituents (Allowed)
  · Forbidden Operations
  · Swapping only 2 Substituents (Forbidden)
  · 90° Rotation in the Plane (Forbidden)
8-10 -- Organic Reactions – Stereochemical Considerations
  · Achiral Reactants
  · Diastereomers
  · Optically Active (Chiral) Reactants
8-15 -- Conformational Enantiomers
  · Chair Conformations and Enantiomeric Cyclohexanes
  · Racemates of Substituted Cyclohexane Products

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