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About chiral centre

asked Apr 30 '10 at 22:49

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The protons in the -CH2- group are not equivalent in that situation. Try imagining or building a model - you will see that it is impossible to interchange the two protons by simply sampling different conformations.

The chiral center nearby removes the D2h symmetry of the -CH2- group, that is there is no more mirror plane.

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answered May 01 '10 at 07:57

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updated May 01 '10 at 17:48

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