Group Theory and Fischer Projections

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Abstract

Fischer projections are analyzed using the framework of group theory. It is shown that the rules and operations used to manipulate Fischer projections form the alternating group A4 which is a normal subgroup of the permutation (symmetric) group S4.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Educator
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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