University Chemistry ›› 2017, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (12): 79-83.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201707017

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Discussion on the Topics of Stereochemistry and the Discrimination of Related Concepts

Zhan-Xian GAO*(),Li-Mei YU   

  • Published:2017-12-19
  • Contact: Zhan-Xian GAO


In this work we discuss the content and the order of stereochemistry in organic chemistry textbooks for undergraduate students, and especially emphasize the importance of stereochemistry in organic chemistry curriculum. We elaborate an opinion about the classification of stereoisomers. Based on the discussion about the scope of isomers, as well as the relationship between the structure of organic molecules and their charactes, we give an advice on how to teach and learn well the topics of stereochemistry.

Key words: Stereochemistry, Isomer, Chiral molecules


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