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    The chlorination of propane yields 4 different dichloropropanes of formula C3H6Cl2. Using the following information to identify dichloropropanes A,B,C,D.
    i. If each dichloropropane is further chlorinated to yield trichloropropanes. Compound A gave one trichloropropane, B gave two, C and D each gave three.
    ii. Dichloropropane D has a chiral carbon.

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    If you sit down to draw out the four possible dichloropropanes, you will find out that they are:


    The only one with a chiral carbon is 1,2-dichloropropane. Its structure is:


    The chiral ...

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    Organic Chemistry - Chlorination of Propane