New Word: Chiral

chiral molecule /ˈkaɪərəl/ is a type of molecule that has a non-superposable mirror image. The feature that is most often the cause of chirality in molecules is the presence of an asymmetric carbon atom.

Read while trying to figure out more about the sarin gas used to kill ~1400 Syrians on August 21, 2013.

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