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    Why do optical isomers exist ? Ez isoners exsists due to the fact that the double bond cannot rotate. What is the exact reading why optical isomers exsist is it because these molecules have a choral center, are mirror images and non-superimposable? My textbook says 'optical isoners happen because the isomers have 3d structures...sounds a bit vague imo. If I wanted to answer the question at the start of this thread what would I write
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    Why do optical isomers exist ? Ez isoners exsists due to the fact that the double bond cannot rotate. What is the exact reading why optical isomers exsist is it because these molecules have a choral center, are mirror images and non-superimposable? My textbook says 'optical isoners happen because the isomers have 3d structures...sounds a bit vague imo. If I wanted to answer the question at the start of this thread what would I write
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    In my textbook it says;
    'Optical isomers occur when a compound contains a carbon atom with four different atoms, or groups of atoms, joined to it - this is an asymmetric carbon atom'
    So yeah I think they exist because they have a chiral centre...
    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Rishvana)
    In my textbook it says;
    'Optical isomers occur when a compound contains a carbon atom with four different atoms, or groups of atoms, joined to it - this is an asymmetric carbon atom'
    So yeah I think they exist because they have a chiral centre...
    Hope this helps

    Thank you Rishvana
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    Thank you Rishvana
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