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Ch 5: Stereochem

Chiral Molecules

In stereochemistry: Same structure, different arrangement in space.
The alkene isomers 'cis' and 'trans' are known as: Diastereomers
Diastereomers - posable/mirror image? Nonsuperposable; not mirror images
Enantiomers - posable/mirror image? Nonsuperposable; mirror images
Are diastereomers or enantiomers chiral compounds? Enantiomers
(+)-(R)-2-chlorobutane rotates: Clockwise
(-)-(R)-2-chlorobutane rotates: Counter-clockwise
Who invented the polarimeter? Lewis Pasteur
Describes a substance that rotates plane-polarized light in the counter-clockwise direction. Levorotatary
Describes a substance that rotates plane-polarized light in the clockwise direction. Dextrorotatary
Racemic mixture is optically ________. Inactive
Created by: CBaney