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Stereochemistry, polarimeter

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Department
Chemistry
Course
CHEM 341
Professor
Debbie Crans
Semester
Fall

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16 September Non-superimposable mirror images Chapter 5 – Stereochemistry Isomers – compounds, same molecular formula, not identical Constitutional isomers Compounds with different connectivities Stereoisomers Cis-trans isomers Restricted rotation (C=C or rings) Isomers that contain chirality centers Cis-Trans Isomers Geometrical isomers (cis-trans isomers) – molecules differ as a result of restricted rotation Chiral Molecules Chirality (handedness) – object/molecule with non-superimposable mirror image is chiral Stereocenters Chiral molecule – molecule whose mirror image is non-superimposable Chiral center or asymmetric center – carbon atom bonded to four different groups Polarimeter me
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