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An optically active compound having molecular formula C6H12O6 is found in two isomeric forms (A) and (B) in
nature. When (A) and (B) are dissolved in water they show the following equilibrium.
(A) Equilibrium mixture (B)
D = 1110 52.20 19.20
(i) What are such isomers called?
(ii) Can they be called enantiomers? Justify your answer.
(iii) Draw the cyclic structure of isomer (A)

  • Chemistry(the) -

    Optical isomers are one kind of stereoisomerism. They are called enantiomers.

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