achiral molecules

achiral molecules

[¦ā‚kī·rəl ′mäl·ə‚kyülz]
(organic chemistry)
Molecules which are superposable to their mirror images.
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These so-called ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLC) are either formed entirely by chiral molecules of one handedness or, more often, by achiral molecules doped with a small amount of a chiral, non-liquid crystalline compound.