Meaning of ASYMMETRIC CARBON ATOM in English

ASYMMETRIC CARBON ATOM

noun

: a carbon atom in union with four atoms or groups no two of which are alike, compounds containing such a carbon atom being capable of existing in two optically active forms which are distinguished by being respectively levorotatory and dextrorotatory and also in some cases by having enantiomorphous crystal forms

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