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The optically active bromohydrin (1R, 2R)-2-bromocyclohexanol reacts with base to produce cyclohexene oxide (C 6 H 10 O). Which of the following statements is true? A) a racemic product is formed B) the observed optical rotation changes sign C) the observed optical rotation does not change sign D) the product is achiral

The optically active bromohydrin (1R, 2R)-2-bromocyclohexanol reacts with base to produce cyclohexene oxide (C6H10O).
  Which of the following statements is true?
 A) a racemic product is formed
 B) the observed optical rotation changes sign 
 C) the observed optical rotation does not change sign 
 D) the product is achiral

Grade:12

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Akshay Meena
askIITians Faculty 34 Points
8 years ago
Ans : (D) Thanks & Regards Akshay Meena, askIITians Faculty M.Tech, IIT Kharagpur

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