Wha do you mean by chirality with examples?

Asked by shrijeet | 6th Mar, 2013, 11:35: PM

Expert Answer:

The molecules or ions that cannot be superimposed are called chiral. Chirality is the property exhibited by such molecules. A chiral molecule and its non-superimposable mirror image are special types of stereoisomers called enantiomers.
For example: 2-butanol (butane with an -OH substituent on the second carbon) and its mirror image are non-superimposable:

Answered by  | 7th Mar, 2013, 12:58: PM

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