University Chemistry ›› 2017, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (5): 69-73.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201612020

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Discussions about the Topics and Concepts Related to Stereochemistry

Shao-Ling CHENG*(),Yan-Ling GUO   

  • Published:2017-05-08
  • Contact: Shao-Ling CHENG


Stereochemistry is a challenge to the teaching of college organic chemistry. In this article, the isomers classification and relevant concepts prone to confusion are interpreted through graphical illustrations. The stereoisomers classification and interrelation are clarified. The related concepts of stereochemistry are analyzed from both macroscopic and microscopic points of view. The relevance between these concepts is also discussed.

Key words: Stereochemistry, Stereoisomerism, Chiral molecule