Day 56 of 180

 

Chiral molecules – what are they and how do you teach them?  I went over how they are like your hands or like shoes – but the students didn’t really understand it until I showed them these two molecules.  In case you don’t know – according to Wikipedia – the term chiral is used to describe an object that is not superposable on its mirror image.

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About archermhhs

Chemistry and Biochemistry teacher in San Marcos, CA - just north of San Diego.
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