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Chiral Compounds

What Are Chiral Compounds? Examples of Chiral Compounds


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.

Chiral compounds exhibit a handedness or orientation so that although the molecules are identical with respect to their chemical formulas, they are very different chemical species. Here is a look at what chiral compounds are, plus examples of chiral compounds.

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