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Chiral vs. Achiral: Definition & Examples

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What tool is the most useful for visualizing whether an object is chiral?

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1. Which one of the following objects is chiral?

2. What structural feature do all chiral molecules have in common?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chirality is a property of certain pairs of molecules. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of chirality, including how to determine whether an object is chiral. Quiz questions ask you to identify the characteristics of chiral molecules, such as its structural features and functional groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • The definition of a chiral center
  • The best tool for identifying a chiral object
  • Identification of a chiral center
  • An example of a chiral object

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about whether or not an object is chiral
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of groups on a carbon atom in a chiral molecule
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson about chirality

Additional Learning

Learn more about chirality by studying the related lesson called Chiral vs. Achiral: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Whether bromochlorofluoromethane is chiral or achiral
  • How an object can be superimposed on its mirror image
  • Whether or not a molecule is chiral if its carbon atom has 2 matching groups
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