Which of the following compounds is not chiral?

  • Option 1)

    1-­chloropentane

  • Option 2)

    2-­chloropentane

  • Option 3)

    1-­chloro-­2-­methylpentane

  • Option 4)

    3­-chloro-­2-­methylpentane.

 

Answers (1)
V Vakul

As we learnt in

Primary Alkyl Halide -

Halogen atom present on 10 carbon atom.

- wherein

CH_{3}-CH_{2}-CH_{2}-Cl\: \: \: \: \: 1^{\circ}

 

1-Chloropentane 

Cl-CH_{2}-CH_{2}-CH_{2}-CH_{2}-CH_{3}

There is no chiral carbon in this compound. It is not chiral.

 


Option 1)

1-­chloropentane

This option is correct.

Option 2)

2-­chloropentane

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

1-­chloro-­2-­methylpentane

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

3­-chloro-­2-­methylpentane.

This option is incorrect.

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