where is optical isomerism

Asked by Ashok Rana | 7th Aug, 2014, 08:49: PM

Expert Answer:

It is a phenomenon showed by optically active compounds. Optically active compounds are two compounds having non-superimposable mirror image and which rotate plane of plane polarised light in opposite directions (one rotates it clockwise and other rotates it anticlockwise). An optically active compound should have at least one asymmetric chiral carbon atom.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 8th Aug, 2014, 11:07: AM