Undergraduate

Taster lectures in Chemistry

Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June

Time and location: 12.45-1.15pm, G.O. Jones Lecture Theatre

Title: Stereoisomerism and Chirality

Description: Stereoisomerism is the existence of distinct molecular structures that differ only in the spacial arrangement of their component atoms. Different types of stereoisomers will be described. These include chiral structures, which have the property of being non-superimposable on their own mirror images. The physical, chemical and biological consequences of chirality will be discussed and ways of distinguishing between individual stereoisomers will be explained.