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Q4.

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Organic Chemistry
Found in: Page 180

Short Answer

Draw in a plane of symmetry for each molecule.

a.

b.

c.

d.

a.

b.

c.

d.

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Plane of symmetry

An imaginary plane that bisects a molecule dividing it into two equal/identical halves is termed plane of symmetry.

Plane of symmetry and chirality

Molecules that possess a mirror plane or plane of symmetry are termed achiral and the ones that do not possess a plane of symmetry are termed chiral.

Plane of symmetry of the given molecules

The plane of symmetry of the given molecules are as follows:

a.

Plane of symmetry in compound a

b.

Plane of symmetry in compound b

c.

Plane of symmetry in compound c

d.

Plane of symmetry in compound d

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