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Asked • 06/24/19

If a chiral molecule reacts with an achiral molecule will the product be chiral or achiral?

My book says that a pair of enantiomers will react the same way with an achiral substance. How is this possible? Does this imply that the product is achiral, even though the enantiomers are chiral? If so, why?

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Ted D. answered • 07/02/19

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Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry at Pasadena City College

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