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March 9, 2012

"Mirror" Molecule: Carvone

The links between molecule structure and physical properties. This video "profiles" a chiral or mirror-image molecule, carvone, and explains how the "handedness" of a molecule can change its properties--resulting, in the example of carvone, in the distinctly different flavors and aromas we perceive as spearmint, caraway and dill.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

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