anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont understand how meso compounds do not have enatiomers... please explain
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Meso compounds have a plane of symmetry meaning if you take a mirror image of a meso compound instead of getting a non superimbosable structure you would get the same structure as before. So It does not have enantiomers. Eg., Take a plain round ball. Take a mirror image you'll find that its mirror image is the same as the ball itself. Meso compounds are something similar.
anonymous
  • anonymous
|dw:1328859346882:dw| The two compounds are actually the same compound just being looked at from a different angle. You see the second compound from bottom and you'll end up with the first compound.
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  • anonymous
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