Question

Racemic tartaric acid is optically inactive due to

Solution

Correct option is

External compensation

Racemic tartaric acid is optically inactive due to external compensation. Racemic tartaric acid is an equimolar mixture of optically active d- and l- forms. This form of tartaric acid is optically inactive due to external compensation.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

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

Q2

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

Q3

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

Q4

At room temperature the eclipsed and the staggered forms of ethane cannot be isolated because

Q5

The most unstable configuration of cyclohexane is

Q6

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

Q7

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

Q8

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

Q9

Racemic modification can be resolved by

Q10

Racemic compound has