# Is Inositol chiral or achiral?

I thought Inositol was clearly chiral since it has 6 asymmetric C atoms. But friends of me argue that it is achiral and i've found websites say the same (http://bip.cnrs-mrs.fr/bip10/Inositol-EJB.pdf). So what am I missing? Is it chiral or achiral?

• Suppose all atoms have the same configuration. Then each atom has two identical substituents; then how are they asymmetric? Dec 5, 2017 at 9:12
• Look here for the chirality of the inositols: ursula.chem.yale.edu/~chem220/chem220js/STUDYAIDS/isomers/… Feb 24, 2019 at 23:27