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Stereoisomerism and Visualizing Molecules in 3-D

Stereoisomerism and Visualizing Molecules in 3-D

This tutorial allows students to easily determine the configuration of any stereocenter.


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Nadene Houser-Archield
12 years ago

This technique is great because it is very easy to apply. When it is not facing away from the viewer, the lowest priority group occupies one of three general positions, for which one of three simple motions will reorient the lowest priority group to the dashed line.

This is the way around the confusion that results when students interchange groups on Fisher projections. I will use it this very semester.

Technical Remarks:

There are a few typos.

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