Stereocenter vs. Chiral Center


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What is a stereocenter?

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1. When does a chiral center occur?

2. A _____ is also a _____, but the reverse is not always true.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Checking your knowledge of a stereocenter and chiral center is simple using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet. In addition to these concepts, the multiple-choice questions on these assessments find out how well you understand stereoisomers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can quickly gauge your comprehension of the following:

  • Definition of a stereocenter
  • When a chiral center occurs
  • How chiral centers, chiral molecules, stereocenters or stereoisomers relate
  • Stereoisomer basics
  • Effect of the chiral center on the drug thalidomide

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a key term, such as stereocenter
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when a chiral center occurs and its impact on the drug thalidomide
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding stereoisomers

Additional Learning

Stereocenter vs. Chiral Center is the fun lesson paired with this quiz and worksheet. Review this lesson at your convenience to ensure you have a quality understanding of the following:

  • Examples of stereocenters and chiral centers
  • Meaning of the Greek word kheir
  • Ailment treated by thalidomide in the 1950s and 1960s