General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 10 - Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory - Questions and Problems - Page 424: 10.83


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We know that a person's two hands are similar but they are not identical. A person's left hand is a mirror image of the other hand, yet the two hands are nonsuperimposible. The presence of handedness in molecules depends on the facts that atoms in the molecules occupy specific places in three dimensional space.
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