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14th of September 2015
Chemistry
Q:

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

Jaskamal Kaur - CBSE - Class XII Science

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 18:19:PM

A:

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

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 18:41:PM