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What are optical isomers? How do the properties of optical

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Problem 11E

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What are optical isomers? How do the properties of optical isomers differ from one another?

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Problem 11EWhat are optical isomers How do the properties of optical isomers differ from one another Solution 11EStep 1Isomers are the compounds having same molecular formulae but exhibit different structures.Thisphenomenon 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 differentatoms 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 inspace.They are non-superimposable mirror images of each other .These are called optical isomers.For example:

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Author: Nivaldo J. Tro
ISBN: 9780321809247

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