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Stereochemistry, molecules, internal symmetry

  1. Jan 27, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Does the molecule in the file attached have an enantiomer?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think I can draw an internal symmetry plane to divide the molecule into 2 equivalent parts, but then again, it doesn't seem quite right to me. Building model helps, but I don't have the model with me now...:blushing:

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  3. Jan 28, 2007 #2


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    Recall the definition of enantiomers: non-superimposable mirror images. For example, your left and right hands are enantiomers.

    So, if you draw the mirror-image of the molecule above, can you perfectly superimpose it on the original?
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