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Introduction


Definitions


Three-Dimensional Representations


Assigning Priorities


Determining Stereochemical Relationships


Question Sets


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Introduction


Molecules can be drawn a variety of ways on paper.




These flat drawings are actually representations of three-dimensional molecules. This three-dimensional character helps to define the properties of a molecule. Changing this three-dimensional character - even in only one place in the molecule - can drastically alter the properties and applications of the molecule.


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