# Are these two structures of 1,3-dichlorocyclobutane enantiomers?

According to me they are not enantiomers because the mirror image can be rotated by $180^\circ$ to get the same compound. Giving it a little more 3-D look:

But the book says they are enantiomers. I don’t understand how?

• The book is wrong. Jan 7 '16 at 15:21
• – user7951
Jan 7 '16 at 15:22
• They are certainly mirror images, but since they are superimposable on each other, they are not enantiomers. goldbook.iupac.org/E02069.html Jan 7 '16 at 15:29
• Like stated in the question Loong linked, there is also a mirror plane present. Jan 7 '16 at 15:35
• The molecules are identical (i.e. the same substance) not enatiomers.
– A.K.
Jan 7 '16 at 15:36