Is methylcyclohexane chiral?

1 Answer
Apr 1, 2016

Consider the following questions:

  1. Do you think two methylene bridges, #-"CH"_2-#, are different, if they are symmetrical when reflecting through a mirror plane that bisects the upper-right and bottom-left corners of the cyclohexane ring?
  2. Now that you know whether there is or isn't a mirror plane, do you still think it is chiral? Why or why not?