Is methylcyclohexane chiral?
Apr 1, 2016
Consider the following questions:
- 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?
- Now that you know whether there is or isn't a mirror plane, do you still think it is chiral? Why or why not?