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Unformatted text preview: • Boiling point • Melting point • Density Optical activity is opposite • Chiral compounds rotate plane-polarized light o If a compound rotates light clockwise, then it is called the + enantiomer. o Likewise, if it rotates light counterclockwise then it is called the – enantiomer. o Sometimes +/- is called d/l Older chemists use this, but you’ll see +/- in this course....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course CHEM 301 taught by Professor Sahli during the Spring '07 term at VCU.
- Spring '07