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3D Representation of Organic Molecules

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A three-dimensional (3-D) structure of organic molecules can be represented on paper by using certain conventions. A solid ( ) wedge is used to indicate a bond projecting out of the plane of the paper, towards the observer. A dashed ( ) wedge is used to indicate a bond projecting out of the plane of the paper, away from the observer.

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