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    When drawing 3D optical isomers, does it matter which order the groups are put in around the chiral carbon atom? E.g. for an amino acid does the R group/H atom/COOH/NH2 have to be in a particular position or can they be in any position in the tetrahedral structure, as long as you draw 2 mirror images?
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    When drawing 3D optical isomers, does it matter which order the groups are put in around the chiral carbon atom? E.g. for an amino acid does the R group/H atom/COOH/NH2 have to be in a particular position or can they be in any position in the tetrahedral structure, as long as you draw 2 mirror images?
    any old position
 
 
 
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