is it necessary for a molecule to be chiral to be optically active?exceptions?

Asked by  | 30th May, 2008, 03:46: PM

Expert Answer:

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  | 15th Jun, 2008, 08:16: PM

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