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CBSE - XII Science - Chemistry

can you tell me exactly what is inversion of configuration and racemisation.

Asked by JASKAMAL KAUR 14th September 2015, 6:19 PM
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Inversion of configuration: A process in which the relative configuration of an atom is changed. If the atom in question is a stereocenter, inversion of configuration usually (but not always) changes R absolute configurationinto S, and S into R.

 Racemization refers to the converting of an enantiomerically pure mixture (one where only one enantiomer is present) into a mixture where more than one of the enantiomers are present. If the racemization results in a mixture where the enantiomers are present in equal quantities
Answered by Expert 14th September 2015, 6:41 PM

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