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It is not often that an article on the topic of illusion and deception makes it into a chemical journal. Such is addressed (DOI:10.1002/anie.201102210) in no less an eminent journal than Angew Chemie. The illusion (or deception if you will) actually goes to the heart of how we represent three-dimensional molecules in two dimensions, and [...]

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Henry Rzepa brought this interesting paper to my attention via his blog post. I have a few comments too.Isobe and co-workers prepared the interesting polycyclic aromatic compound 1, which they represent with the picture given below.1 The molecule is non-planar...