Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Sections 20.1-20.14 - Exercises - Problems by Topic - Page 992: 39a


This compound doesn't exhibit optical isomerism.

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A compound exhibit optical isomerism when it has four different groups/atoms attached to at least one carbon atom. It must be chiral. In this compound, all four atoms bonded to a carbon atom are same (all are Cl atoms). Thus, it doesn't exhibit optical isomerism.
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