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Homework Help: Second Chiral Center Mishap...?

  1. Sep 25, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    My issue here is the priority, I know OH has the greatest priority, and H the least, but I really cannot figure out the priority of the other 2 bonded to the carbon... ??
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2015 #2

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    1) both have an -OH, equal; 2) one has another C which outranks the pair of H.
     
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