23 May 2011

#SmilesC Answer 4

  • #SmilesC what's special about this arrangement of atoms? [Rb+].[Na+].O=C([O-])[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)C(=O)[O-].O.O.O.O
The compound is sodium rubidium tartrate which is of interest to me because, as far as I'm concerned, it produced the most important crystal structure [pdf] ever determined.

to be continued ...

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