(-)-Cholesterol has a specific rotation of -32o. A mixture of (+)- and (-)-cholesterol was analyzed by polarimetry, and the observed rotation was 14o. What is the percent composition of the (+) isomer in this mixture?Assume 1 g of sample was dissolved in 1 mL water and the sample cell was 1 dm long.

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(-)-Cholesterol has a specific rotation of -32o. A mixture of (+)- and (-)-cholesterol was analyzed by polarimetry, and the observed rotation was 14o. What is the percent composition of the (+) isomer in this mixture?Assume 1 g of sample was dissolved in 1 mL water and the sample cell was 1 dm long.

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The sign of rotation is +, means S enantiomer is present in excess.  That is...

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