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published by the Clackamas Community College
This webpage from Clackamas Community College explains optical isomerism, primarily through photographs of molecular models. The photo shows an example of mirror image molecules that cannot be superimposed. Related webpages describe applications in chemistry.
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Restriction: © 2001 Clackamas Community College
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Keywords: enantiomer, mirror image, plane of polarization, polarized light, stereoisomer, symmetry
Record Creator: Metadata instance created February 25, 2012 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Aug 16, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Structure and Optical Isomerism, (Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, 2001), <>.
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Structure and Optical Isomerism. (2003, January 14). Retrieved October 17, 2021, from Clackamas Community College:
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Clackamas Community College. Structure and Optical Isomerism. Oregon City: Clackamas Community College, January 14, 2003. (accessed 17 October 2021).
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Structure and Optical Isomerism. Oregon City: Clackamas Community College, 2001. 14 Jan. 2003. 17 Oct. 2021 <>.
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