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tetrahedral molecule optical isomer

Does anyone know if tetrahedral complex ions show optical isomerism? On the spec (aqa a level ) it only mentions octahedral complex ions showing it..
Original post by luana35
Does anyone know if tetrahedral complex ions show optical isomerism? On the spec (aqa a level ) it only mentions octahedral complex ions showing it..


hiya, yep im pretty sure they do. i do OCR and we had a q in a past paper to draw optical isomers of amino acids (which have tetrahedral structures). you can basically rotate the bonds around to give an optical isomer
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thanks!

Original post by Nazifa9936
hiya, yep im pretty sure they do. i do OCR and we had a q in a past paper to draw optical isomers of amino acids (which have tetrahedral structures). you can basically rotate the bonds around to give an optical isomer

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