Definitions for "Chiral"
From the Greek word for “hand”, a compound is said to be chiral if the isomer is not identical to its mirror image.
chiral molecule is one without a plane of symmetry. A chiral molecule is one which cannot be superimposed on its mirror image. A chiral molecule and its mirror image are enantiomers of each other. e.g. CHFClBr.
denoting an object, such as a molecule in a given configuration or conformation. Relating to the structural characteristics of a molecule that makes it impossible to superimpose it on its mirror image.