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- adj. Describing identical atoms or groups attached to the same atom in a molecule
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A pair.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pair.
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If a pair of geminal protons (CH2) cannot be interchanged through a symmetry operation of the molecule, then these protons are diastereotopic and are NOT chemically equivalent. e.g. the β-methylene protons of amino acids where the methylene group is attached to chiral C
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