how can [ma5b] show optical isomerism?

Hi Keval Purohit,

Please find the solution to the asked query.

The molecule [MA5B] will not show optical isomerism. It contains a plane of symmetry. For any molecule to show optical isomerism, the essential condition is that it shouldn't have any plane of symmetry. You can understand it better from the following picture.



Hope this information will clear your doubts about optical isomerism.

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Akanksha Jain




 

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