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Enantiomers

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  • Enantiomers are stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other.

    eg. 1:

    1 and 2 have the same molecular formula and the same structural formula and, therefore, are stereoisomers. 1 and 2 are mirror images of each other. Thus, they are enantiomers.

    eg. 2:

    3 and 4 have the same molecular formula and the same structural formula and, therefore, are stereoisomers. 3 and 4 are mirror images of each other. Thus, they are enantiomers.

    eg. 3:

    5 and 6 have the same molecular formula and the same structural formula and, therefore, are stereoisomers. 5 and 6 are mirror images of each other. Thus, they are enantiomers.

    see also diastereomers