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Which of the following compound is achiral but can show optical isomerism.?? 1,3-dimethyl cyclohexane (one wedge and one dash) 1,3-dimethyl cyclohexane (both dash) 1,4-dimethyl cyclohexane ( both dash)

Which of the following compound is achiral but can show optical isomerism.??



  1. 1,3-dimethyl cyclohexane (one wedge and one dash)

  2.  1,3-dimethyl cyclohexane (both dash)

  3. 1,4-dimethyl cyclohexane ( both dash) 

Grade:12th Pass

1 Answers

Snehashis Parashar
36 Points
7 years ago

The answer is 1,3-dimethyl cyclohexane(one wedge and one dash). It is the trans-isomer. The compounds with both dashes i.e. cis-isomers are actually meso-compounds, so they can not show optical activity.

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