# How occurs the enantiomorph of the mirror? [duplicate]

How occurs the enantiomorph of the mirror?

I would like to know how occurs the RELATIONS OF THE RAYS with the mirror and the image, everything that happens to be flipped image from the right to the left.

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## marked as duplicate by Dan, user1504, Qmechanic♦Jul 9 '13 at 17:48

From the link in the comments it should be clear that a mirror does not flip left/right but rather in/out. The mirrored image is flipped at the (surprise!) mirror plane. If you look at the mirror at an angle $\alpha$, you are looking at something that has the same angle between the perpendicular and the point where the "looking-ray" hits the mirror. This is independent of the direction in which you are looking. The physical explanation of the rays can be reduced to: Incoming angle equals outgoing angle.