Differentiate retention and inversion with suitable example.

Asked by  | 29th Dec, 2008, 04:06: PM

Expert Answer:

Retention : The preservation of intigrity of the spacial arrangement of bonds to an asymmetric centre during a chemical reaction.

Cenre of symmetry is called inversion.

eg: 2,4-dimethylcyclobutane-1,3-dicarboxyllic acid have Ci.

Answered by  | 6th Jan, 2009, 10:33: AM

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