what is chirality?Explain

what is chirality?Explain

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Sunil Kumar FP
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8 years ago


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Nirmal Singh.
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8 years ago

A chiral molecule is a type of molecule that has a non-superposable mirror image. The presence of an asymmetric carbon atom is often the feature that causes chirality in molecules.

Achiral objects, such as atoms, are symmetrical, identical to their mirror image.

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