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Unformatted text preview: Some Definitions: Two molecules that are non-superimposible mirror images of one another are ENANTIOMERS. Enantiomers are a type of isomer known as STEREOISOMER - or molecules that are connected in the same way but differ in their spatial arrangement STEREOCENTER - an atom in a molecule at which the interchange of two groups produces a stereoisomer (or enantiomer). A stereocenter is also referred to as an asymmetric center. A tetrahedral carbon with four different groups attached is a chiral center. The configuration of a stereocenter can be defined as R or S (see below). CHIRAL MOLECULE - a molecule that rotates plane polarized light....
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course CHEM 282 taught by Professor Nabylmerbouh during the Fall '10 term at Simon Fraser.
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