How to decide whether the given molecule having asymmetric carbon atom is dextro rotaating or laevo rotating other than using polarimetry tube i.e. on the basis of structural formula?
 
How is it possible for compounds other than having asymmetric carbon atom to show optical activity?
 
Is there any formula to calculate total number of isomers for a particular compound? except a = 2n for optical antipodes?
What should be the relation between 1 chlorobutane & 2-choro-2-methylpropane i.e. whether they are chain isomers or position isomers?
Which isomerism is shown by ethylacetate & methylpropanoate? They are not metamers, because ester is not a bivalent functional group, this i know...
 
 

Asked by addeshpnde | 10th Dec, 2014, 12:50: AM

Expert Answer:

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Solution of your first query,
We can find whether the chiral carbon atom is dextro or leavo rotatory only by using polarimeter and not on the basis of structural formula.
 
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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 11th Dec, 2014, 06:41: PM