Ch. 5 - ChiralitySee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch. 1 - A Review of General Chemistry
Ch. 2 - Molecular Representations
Ch. 3 - Acids and Bases
Ch. 4 - Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
Ch. 5 - Chirality
Ch. 6 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Ch. 7 - Substitution Reactions
Ch. 8 - Elimination Reactions
Ch. 9 - Alkenes and Alkynes
Ch. 10 - Addition Reactions
Ch. 11 - Radical Reactions
Ch. 12 - Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides and Thiols
Ch. 13 - Alcohols and Carbonyl Compounds
Ch. 14 - Synthetic Techniques
Ch. 15 - Analytical Techniques: IR, NMR, Mass Spect
Ch. 16 - Conjugated Systems
Ch. 17 - Aromaticity
Ch. 18 - Reactions of Aromatics: EAS and Beyond
Ch. 19 - Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition
Ch. 20 - Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: NAS
Ch. 21 - Enolate Chemistry: Reactions at the Alpha-Carbon
Ch. 22 - Condensation Chemistry
Ch. 23 - Amines
Ch. 24 - Carbohydrates
Ch. 25 - Phenols
Ch. 26 - Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

Solution: 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. 

Problem

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.