CHIRALITY - opposed to one another. In this case a plane...

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Test if this molecule is chiral Assume that every atom and molecule is a sphere Find a plane that cuts through four atoms and leaves two atoms on opposite sides C C From a side view with the red line being the plane that cuts through the four atoms you can see that both sides are symmetric; therefore not chiral 2 3 4 Note sometimes you have to try different planes! See next page.
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Unformatted text preview: opposed to one another. In this case a plane cutting through the Br-NH 3 axis will yield a mirror image. Cl Cl NH 3 NH 3 Looking down the Br atom, through the Co atom, and toward the NH 3 ligand, you can see that the Cl and NH 3 appear as though they are mirrored to one another with respect to the plane. Therefore this molecule is not chiral....
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