Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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


This compound doesn't 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, none of the carbons are bonded to four different groups. Thus, it doesn't exhibit optical isomerism.
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