Stereochemistry

Just like how your left foot doesn't quite fit your right shoe, molecules also can have properties that depend on their handedness! This property is called chirality. We will go over what makes a molecule chiral, stereoisomers, assigning configurations using the R,S system, optical activity and Fischer projections.

Are you right handed or sinister-handed? Have you ever thought that you might not be as attractive as you look in the mirror? Welcome to the world of chirality!

In this tutorial, we will explore enantiomers, compounds that have the same composition and bonding but are fundamentally different because they are mirror images of each other (kind of like Tomax and Xamot--the Crimson Guard Commanders from GI Joe).

Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . who is the fairest stereoisomer of all? In this tutorial, we will examine the relationships between different stereoisomers.