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Enantiomers

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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