Organic chemistry: Chiral vs achiral

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Organic chemistry: Chiral vs achiral

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Chirality is an important geometric property relating to a molecule's symmetry. A chiral molecule is non-superimposable with its mirror ​image, and has a "handedness" (think of shoes, which specifically go with a right or left foot). An achiral molecule is superimposable with its mirror image and ​do not have "handedness" (think of a baseball bat, which can be used with either hand).

Organic chemistry

Sal and Jay cover topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed (although there is some review).

Chirality

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Chirality is an important geometric property relating to a molecule's symmetry. A chiral molecule is non-superimposable with its mirror ​image, and has a "handedness" (think of shoes, which specifically go with a right or left foot). An achiral molecule is superimposable with its mirror image and ​do not have "handedness" (think of a baseball bat, which can be used with either hand).

Organic chemistry

Sal and Jay cover topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed (although there is some review).

Chirality

Are you right handed or sinister-handed? Have you ever thought that you might not be as attractive as you look in the mirror? Welcome to the world of chirality!

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