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Lab Report and Questions for Experiment 7 1. Chirality -A chiral molecule is a type of molecule that lacks an internal plane of symmetry and has a non-superposable mirror image. The feature that is most often the cause of chirality in molecules is the presence of an asymmetric carbon atom. Optical Isomers -In chemistry, chirality usually refers to molecules. Two mirror images of a chiral molecule are called enantiomers or optical isomers . Pairs of enantiomers are often designated as "right-" and "left-handed." Citations: ●"Chirality (chemistry)." Wikipedia
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Unformatted text preview: . N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chirality_(chemistry)>. ●"Geometric and Optical Isomers." Wired Chemist . N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2011. <http://www.wiredchemist.com/chemistry/instructional/an-introduction-to-chemistry/structure/geometric-and-optical-isomers>. a) Optical isomers are mirror images that are not superimposable. My hands, assuming that the scratches and other imperfections do not count, are nonsuperimposable mirror images . Therefore, they are optical isomer that I carry around with me wherever I go. b)...
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