Chirality

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Ellen Lozada 3L
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Chirality

Postby Ellen Lozada 3L » Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:13 pm

I am confused about the difference between chirality and deciding whether or not a molecule is superimposable. Is 'superimposability' just used to decide if a molecule is chiral or not?

Raquel
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Re: Chirality

Postby Raquel » Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:46 pm

I believe they are the same thing, as they mean that the molecules are a mirror image, and I think if one is superimposable it would also be chiral.


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