Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Sections 20.1-20.14 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 39b

Answer

This compound exhibit optical isomerism.

Work Step by Step

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, third carbon from the left has four different groups bonded to it ( -CH2CH3, -H, -CH3, -CH2CH2CH2CH3). Thus, it exhibits optical isomerism.
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