Which statement is true?
a) Compounds with R stereocenters rotate plane-polarized light clockwise.
b) For equal concentrations and equal path lengths, solutions of (+) and (-) enantiomers rotate plane-polarized light equally, but in opposite directions.
c) Racemic mixtures can rotate plane-polarized light either clockwise or counterclockwise.
d) Meso compounds can rotate plane-polarized light either clockwise or counterclockwise.
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