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Three-Dimensional Representations

Assigning Priorities

Determining Stereochemical Relationships

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A project of the Chemical Education Digital Library

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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