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Solution: Which of the following statements is (are) true about compounds a, b and c drawn below?   a. a and b are enantiomers of each other b. b and c are diastereomers of each other c. an equal mixture of a and b is optically active d. an equal mixture of a and c is optically active e. both b and c are true statements

Problem

Which of the following statements is (are) true about compounds a, b and c drawn below?

 

a. a and b are enantiomers of each other

b. b and c are diastereomers of each other

c. an equal mixture of a and b is optically active

d. an equal mixture of a and c is optically active

e. both b and c are true statements