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Achiral compounds with more than one stereogenic centre

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The structures on the left and on the right of the screen are exactly the same! They are NOT enantiomers. Try proving this to yourself click on the structure on the left of the page, then on the arrows to see how the molecule rotates.

Click the structures and reaction arrows to view the 3D models and animations respectively

Compounds that contain more than one stereogenic centre but are also achiral are called

meso compounds.

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