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What is optically active and inactive compound?? What is chiral centre??

What is optically active and inactive compound?? What is chiral centre??

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Umakant biswal
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6 years ago
@ simran
Chiral centers
 are tetrahedral atoms (usually carbons) that have four different substituents. Each chiral center in a molecule will be either R or S. As noted above, molecules with a single chiral center are chiral. Molecules with more than one chiral center are usually chiral. The exception are meso-compounds..
The compound which rotates the plane polarised light either in clockwise or anticlockwise direction , are known as optically active . 
and the same is opposite for optically inactive . 
the compound which cannot rotate the plane polarised light is called as optically inactive . 
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