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I did a chemistry lab on polarimetry where we separated two enantiomers into individual salts and then used a polarimeter to determine the specific rotation and optical purity.

What is the relationship of the proline salts to one another? i said that being enantiomers, they were mirror images and non super imposable, however I didn't know what else to say. Also, what can I say about the physical properties?

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    You can say one rotated light to the left and one to the right. Also, you can look up melting points and boiling points. Those should be slightly different, also.

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