ERIC Number: EJ528339
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Using One's Hands for Naming Optical Isomers and Other Stereochemical Positions.
Mezl, Vasek A.
Biochemical Education, v24 n2 p99-101 Apr 1996
Presents a method that allows students to use their hands to obtain the stereochemistry of chiral centers without redrawing the structure. Discusses the use of the model in: determining the configurations of amino acids, determining if sugars are D or L isomers, the sequence rule procedure, prochirality, naming the sides of trigonal carbons, and stereochemical numbering. Contains 13 references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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