Results for: Raceme

In Human Anatomy and Physiology

Why do cells produce only one form of a chiral compound rather than a racemic mixture?

Answer . A racemic mixture is one of two optical isomers. By way of analogy, your right hand is the mirror image of the left, there are chemical compounds that this also o ( Full Answer )
In Chemistry

What is racemization?

racemization is defined as if we add cis and anti form it give rise to racemic mixture
In Acids and Bases

Why cannot racemic tartaric acid be used to resolve 1-phenlyethanamine?

Only a pure resolving agent may be used. If a racemic mixture is used then the product will result in 4 different spatial arrangements 2 of which will be enatiomers. The whole ( Full Answer )
In Organic Chemistry

Why is it better to take a drug as the active enatiomer instead of the racemic mixture?

Enantiomers can have very different effects on the body, which contains many chiral compounds. While one enantiomer may have a healing medicinal effect, the other can be harmf ( Full Answer )
In Organic Chemistry

What is difference between a racemic mixture and a meso compound?

Both are optically inactive, but for different reasons. A racemic mixture contains chiral molecules that, individually, are optically active. But the mixture contains opticall ( Full Answer )
In Chemistry

What are racemic mixtures?

Mixtures containing equal amounts of levo- and dextro- forms of acompound and thus do not rotate the plane of polarized lightpassing through the mixture.