achiral
adjective Date: 1966 of, relating to, or being a molecule that is superimposable on its mirror image ; not chiral

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  • Achiral — In der Chemie bezeichnet die Chiralität (griechisches Kunstwort, die Händigkeit, abgeleitet vom Wortstamm χειρ , ch[e]ir hand ), in der Kristallographie auch Enantiomorphie genannt, die räumliche Anordnung von Atomen, bei denen bestimmte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • achiral — /ay kuy reuhl/, adj. Chem. not chiral. [A 6 + CHIRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • achiral — adjective superimposable on its mirror image; amphichiral Ant: chiral …   Wiktionary

  • achiral — Not chiral; denoting an absence of chirality. [G. a priv. + cheir, hand] * * * achi·ral .ā kī rəl adj of or relating to a molecule that is superimposable on its mirror image: not chiral …   Medical dictionary

  • achiral — a|chi|ral [↑ a (1) u. ↑ chiral] nennt man Körper, insbes. Moleküle, Ionen u. dgl., die kein Chiralitätszentrum besitzen (↑ Chiralität) u. daher optisch inaktiv sind. – Ggs.: chiral …   Universal-Lexikon

  • achiral — [eɪ kʌɪr(ə)l] adjective Chemistry (of a molecule) able to be superimposed on its mirror image; not chiral …   English new terms dictionary

  • achiral — achi·ral …   English syllables

  • achiral — adj. Chem. (of a crystal or molecule) not chiral …   Useful english dictionary

  • achiral molecule — achiralinė molekulė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Simetrinė molekulė. atitikmenys: angl. achiral molecule rus. ахиральная молекула …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Chirality (mathematics) — In geometry, a figure is chiral (and said to have chirality) if it is not identical to its mirror image, or, more precisely, if it cannot be mapped to its mirror image by rotations and translations alone. For example, a right shoe is different… …   Wikipedia

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