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Chemistry
Course
CHM136H1
Professor
C.Scott Browning
Semester
Winter

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Tutorial 5August02121025 AMStereochemistry and Tetrahedral Centers3Handedness arises primarily as a consequence of the tetrahedral stereochemistry of sphybridized carbon atomsMolecules that arent identical to their mirror image are kinds of stereoisomers called enantiomersA molecule not identical to its mirror image is said to be chiralA molecule is not chiral if it has a plane of symmetry it is achiralMost common cause of chirality in an organic molecule is the presence of a tetrahedral carbon atom bonded to four different groups chirality centerstereocenterasymmetric centerstereogenic centerChirality is a property of a molecule vs
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