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What is Walden inversion?

What is Walden inversion?

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Anurag Kshatri
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8 years ago
Walden inversion is the inversion of a chiral center in a molecule in a chemical reaction. Since a molecule can form two enantiomers around a chiral center, the Walden inversion converts the configuration of the molecule from one enantiomeric form to the other. For example, R will convert into S after reaction, wedge will convert into dash.

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