Optical Isomerism

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Optical isomerism arises because of..?
The different ways in which you can arrange four groups around a C atom.
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What makes a molecule exist in two forms is that the original molecule and mirror image are...?
Non-superimposable
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Optical isomers are also known as...?
Enantiomers
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Molecules that are not superimposable on their mirror image are called ___ molecules?
Chiral molecules
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A carbon atom that is bonded to four different groups is called the...?
Chiral centre
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The proteins in our bodies are built up from only one enantiomer of each amino acid, these are called the ___?
L-enantiomers
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The form that obeys the CORN rule is the L-isomer and the other form is the...?
D-isomer
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Enantiomers behave differently in the presence of other ___ ___?
Chiral molecules
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What makes a molecule exist in two forms is that the original molecule and mirror image are...?

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Non-superimposable

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Optical isomers are also known as...?

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Molecules that are not superimposable on their mirror image are called ___ molecules?

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A carbon atom that is bonded to four different groups is called the...?

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