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1011303StereochemistryTo have a better understanding of the properties of organic molecules, one has to study their three-dimensional (3-D) structure. Why is this important? Our perception of smell and taste depends, in many instances, on the 3-D structure of molecules. Enzymes are very selective in the 3-D structure of the molecules with which they interact. The effectiveness of drugs is highly dependent on their 3-D structure. Organic chemists need to be able to determine the 3-D structures (stereochemistry) of new and existing molecules to relate structure to reactivity.
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES In this chapter, you will
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