dissymmetric
adjective see dissymmetry

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  • dissymmetric — See dissymmetry. * * * …   Universalium

  • dissymmetric — adjective asymmetric See Also: dissymmetry …   Wiktionary

  • dissymmetric — dis·symmetric …   English syllables

  • dissymmetric — /dɪsəˈmɛtrɪk/ (say disuh metrik) adjective 1. lacking symmetry. 2. of or relating to two objects which are disposed in opposite directions. 3. Chemistry → chiral. Also, dissymmetrical …   Australian English dictionary

  • dissymmetric — adjective see dissymmetrical …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissymmetry — dissymmetric /dis i me trik, dis si /, dissymmetrical, adj. dissymmetrically, adv. /di sim i tree, dis sim /, n. absence or lack of symmetry. [1835 45; DIS 1 + SYMMETRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • asymmetric synthesis — Chemical reaction by which unequal amounts of two product isomers are formed. It is normally not possible to synthesize from materials that do not have optical activity (i.e., are not chiral) one stereoisomer of a chiral compound without the… …   Universalium

  • racemate — /ray see mayt, reuh /, n. Chem. 1. a salt or ester of racemic acid. 2. a racemic compound. [1825 35; RACEM(IC ACID) + ATE2] * * * Mixture of equal quantities of two enantiomers, substances whose molecular structures are mirror images of one… …   Universalium

  • dissymmetry — noun Date: 1845 the absence of or the lack of symmetry • dissymmetric adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Enantiomer — This article is about the concept in chemistry. For a discussion of enantiomers in mathematics, see Chirality (mathematics). (S) (+) lactic acid (left) and (R) (–) lactic acid (right) are nonsuperposable mirror images of each other In chemistry,… …   Wikipedia

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