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is it necessary for a molecule to be chiral to be optically active?exceptions?
Asked by | 30 May, 2008, 03:46: PM
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No,it is not necessary for a molecule to be chiral to be optically active.For example,allenes (alkenes having  conjugate double bonds) do not contain a chiral carbon but are optically active.

Answered by | 15 Jun, 2008, 08:16: PM
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