Which structure can exhibit optical isomerism?
Solution 4 SAQ Step 1 Isomers are the compounds having same molecular formulae but exhibit different structures.This phenomenon is known as Isomerism. Optical isomerism is a type of Stereoisomerism. Optical isomerism arises in organic molecule that contain a carbon atom attached to the 4 different atoms or groups. A carbon atom with four different atoms or groups are called as chiral centre. If a molecule has a chiral centre in its structure ,two mirror image arrangements are possible in space.They are non-superimposable mirror images of each other . These are called optical isomers. For example: