Optical isomerism

Mirror image isomers of asymmetrical shapes and solids are non-superimposable.

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Methane (CH₄)

The first member in the homologous series of alkanes.

Phenylalanine

One of the 20 amino acids that make up proteins.

2-methylbutane (C₅H₁₂)

One of the isomers of pentane, used as a solvent.

Isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene) (C₅H₈)

Synthetic rubber is produced by the polymerisation of isoprene.

Glutamic acid

One of the 20 amino acids that make up proteins.

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