Question

Meso-tartaric acid is optically inactive due to the presence of

Solution

Correct option is

Molecular symmetry

                                                                     

Meso tartaric acid is optically inactive due to the presence of molecular symmetry. It is optically inactive due to internal compensation, ie, the effect of one half of the molecule is neutralized by other.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

Which of the following statements is not correct?

Q2

The functional groups —OH, —COOH, —CHO, —OCH3 attached to a chiral carbon is in the preference order

Q3

Which of the following statements is/are incorrect for D-(+)-glyceraldehyde?

Q4

The specific rotation of a pure enantiomer is + 16o. Its observed rotation if it is isolated from a reaction with 25% recemisation and 75% retention is

Q5

An enantiomerically pure acid is treated with racemic mixture of an alcohol having one chiral carbon. The ester formed will be

Q6

During the debromination of meso-dibromobutane, the major compound formed will be

Q7

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Q8

The most unstable configuration of cyclohexane is

Q9

The type of isomerism shown by 6, 6-disitrodiphenic acid is

Q10

How many carbon atoms in the molecule HOOC—(CHOH)2—COOH are asymmetric?