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ERIC Number: EJ825820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Can a Non-Chiral Object Be Made of Two Identical Chiral Moieties?
LeMarechal, Jean Francois
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n3 p433-435 Mar 2008
Several pedagogical objects can be used to discuss chirality. Here, we use the cut of an apple to show that the association of identical chiral moieties can form a non-chiral object. Octahedral chirality is used to find situations equivalent to the cut of the apple. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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