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Chirality Example

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Chirality Example
This is an example of chirality of amino acids.

This is an example of chirality of amino acids, using hands to illustrate how the molecules are mirror images of each other.

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Chiral compounds are mirror images of each other. They cannot be superimposed onto each other because they display a handedness, as seen in this example of chirality of amino acids.

Chiral compounds also may be called enantiomers or isomers. The mirror images are referred to as dextrorotatory (right-handed) and levorotatory (left-handed). This orientation is noted in the compounds structure by L- (levorotatory) or D- (dextrototatory). For example, there is L-serine and D-serine.

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