- having an unsymmetrical arrangement of atoms in a molecule.
- noting a carbon atom bonded to four different atoms or groups.
- (of a polymer) noting an atom or group that is within a polymer chain and is bonded to two different atoms or groups that are external to the chain.
OTHER WORDS FROM asymmetrica·sym·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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Today, building such asymmetric molecules and controlling which version gets produced is extremely important.Chemists win Nobel Prize for faster, cleaner way of making molecules|Jonathan Lambert|October 7, 2021|Science News For Students
Opher and her colleagues predicted how the interstellar magnetic field would press on the heliosphere, making it asymmetric particularly in its southern part, which the Voyagers verified.The Safety Belt of Our Solar System - Issue 107: The Edge|Virat Markandeya|October 6, 2021|Nautilus
Consequently, building these asymmetric molecules and controlling which version of a molecule gets produced is extremely important, especially for drug development.An easier, greener way to build molecules wins the chemistry Nobel Prize|Jonathan Lambert|October 6, 2021|Science News
Benjamin List and David MacMillan won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their development of asymmetric organocatalysis, an "ingenious tool" to build molecules, the Nobel Foundation announced Wednesday.Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for "ingenious" tool to build molecules|Jacob Knutson|October 6, 2021|Axios
These water-repellent, UPF-50 asymmetric cargos zip off at the knee and have plenty of pockets to store extra flies and small tools.15 National Park Fishing Spots to Add to Your Bucket List|kklein|September 30, 2021|Outside Online
This is an ultimatum seeking a target in the disorienting matrix of asymmetric warfare.The History and Logic of Military Ultimatums, From Suez to Crimea|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like Wallace, Bruce was an underdog; unlike Wallace he won, proving himself a master of asymmetric warfare.Embracing 'Braveheart,' GOP Pols Seem Infatuated With Martyrdom|Alex Massie|December 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This is usually attributed to the presence of an irregular astigmatism situated near the asymmetric meridian.Schweigger on Squint|C. Schweigger
I was trying to fit the shovel in and I remember saying that is too asymmetric.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Similarly, for a ketohexose, which contains three asymmetric carbon atoms, there are eight possible arrangements.
Hence, all the possible compounds indicated by the presence of the asymmetric carbon have been found and identified.
What in the name of all the Csars does an asymmetric atom of carbon mean?Katharine Frensham|Beatrice Harraden
British Dictionary definitions for asymmetric
- (of a molecule) having its atoms and radicals arranged unsymmetrically
- (of a carbon atom) attached to four different atoms or radicals so that stereoisomerism results
- involving chiral moleculesasymmetric synthesis