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(S)-(+)-Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer used in many foods. Some people

Organic Chemistry | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780134042282 | Authors: Paula Yurkanis Bruice ISBN: 9780134042282 482

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Problem 34

(S)-(+)-Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer used in many foods. Some people have anallergic reaction to MSG (including headache, chest pain, and an overall feeling of weakness). Fast foodoften contains substantial amounts of MSG, which is widely used in Chinese food as well. (S)-(+)-MSGhas a specific rotation of +24.a. What is the specific rotation of (R)-(-)-monosodium glutamate?b. What is the specific rotation of a racemic mixture of MSG?

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The bigger Ka is, the stronger the acid is, and the less basic that its anion is. For all strong acids, the anion is neutral, but for weak acids, the anion is basic. Ex. Perchlorate and sulfate are neutral anions, but fluoride and cyanide are basic anions. If a salt contains a basic anion, the salt will form a basic solution when dissolved in water. Ex. Sodium acetate, potassium...

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