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Optical isomerism

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Homework Statement


A sample of synthetic camphor contains both the d and l isomers in unequal amounts . The specific rotation of the sample is found to be -13.9 degrees . What is the enantiomeric excess of the sample?

(A) 0.215

(B) 0.314

(C) 0.417

(D) 0.167

plzz xplain ur working as well!!


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i think the optical rotation has to be provided . without it i cant think of how to solve it??
 

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I too think that the question is lacking some info.
 
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... unless your teacher actually expects you to do a little work and find the specific rotation of pure R or S camphor. Try the CRC Handbook. Even Wiki has it!
 
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seeing ur reply makes me think whether this is reqd at JEE level??:tongue:
 

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