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Unformatted text preview: optical rotation, then you need to look at the question again. For example, sometimes you’ll see a question like “which of the following would rotate light 1° clockwise?” followed by a series of solutions. • All but one of the answers will be achiral, so the answer is the only chiral answer. • You might have an achiral molecule, an equal mixture of enantiomers, an equal mixture of diastereomers, and another achiral molecule. • The correct answer would be the mixture of diastereomers because it is the only chiral solution given. o Chemical properties Chiral materials react with other chiral reactants selectively • Think of the glove and hand model here • If you have a bunch of right-handed gloves only right hands will fit. o Separation of enantiomers...
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