Walden inversion

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Etymology[edit]

First observed by chemist Paul Walden in 1896.

Noun[edit]

Walden inversion (countable and uncountable, plural Walden inversions)

  1. (chemistry) The inversion of a chiral center in a molecule in a chemical reaction, converting the configuration of the molecule from one enantiomeric form to the other.