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7.08: Properties of Enantiomers

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  • Most physical properties of enantiomers are identical, except for specific rotation.

    When chiral compounds interact with other chiral compounds there can be a significant difference in behavior.  e.g hands and gloves, shoes and feet.

    Biological activities:  pharmaceutical activity, scent, etc  Chiral recognition  ...   carvone

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