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Why is ch3cooh is optically inactive it doesnt have plane or symetry nor does its image superimpose it

Why is ch3cooh is optically inactive it doesnt have plane or symetry nor does its image superimpose it

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GAGANDEEP SINGH
46 Points
6 years ago
Just because it does not have chiral carbon.
Since for a compund to be optically active following conditions are to be satisfied:-
  1. It must have a chiral carbon(All four groups must be different.)
  2. It should not have any type of symmetry.

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