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how can we know that an organic compound is optical active or not? ex.(+)-sec-butyl alcohol is optically active or not and how?

how can we know that an organic compound is optical active or not?


ex.(+)-sec-butyl alcohol is optically active or not and how?


 

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vikas askiitian expert
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11 years ago

due to presence of chiral carbon it shows optical isomerism so for any molecule to

be chiral it should have chiral carbon...

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