Problem: Classify each of the following as chiral or achiral.left ear, right foot, nail, baseball bat, glove, snail shell, wooden spoon. 

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We are asked to classify each of the following as chiral or achiral.

left ear, right foot, nail, baseball bat, glove, snail shell, wooden spoon.


Chiral is the chemistry term we use to describe objects whose mirror image is different from the original.

If a molecule has an internal line of symmetry, it will have the same mirror image (achiral).


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Classify each of the following as chiral or achiral.

left ear, right foot, nail, baseball bat, glove, snail shell, wooden spoon. 

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