Chiral Molecules & Ions: Definition, Identification & Examples


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What is the definition of chiral in chemistry?

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1. Which of the following everyday objects are chiral?

2. What is a chiral center?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about chiral molecules and ions. Complete this multiple-choice quiz that includes the definition of chiral and an example of a common object that's chiral.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be covered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Chiral center
  • A chiral molecule
  • Chiral center on a molecule

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define a chiral center and a chiral in chemistry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the chiral center on a molecule and an everyday object that is chiral
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of a chiral molecule

Additional Learning

You can learn more with the accompanying lesson entitled Chiral Molecules & Ions: Definition, Identification & Examples. These topics will be highlighted:

  • Molecules that are non-chiral
  • Way of determining if a molecule has a chiral center
  • Difference between chiral and enantiomer