Question
Asked Dec 30, 2019
1 views

Explain each observation: (a) When (R)-2-methylcyclohexanone is treated with NaOH in H2O, the optically active solution gradually loses optical activity. (b) When (R)-3-methylcyclohexanone is treated with NaOH in H2O, the solution remains optically active.

check_circle

Expert Answer

Step 1
Chemistry homework question answer, step 1, image 1
fullscreen
Step 2

a.

Chemistry homework question answer, step 2, image 1
fullscreen
Step 3
Chemistry homework question answer, step 3, image 1
fullscreen

Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in

Science

Chemistry

Organic reactions

Related Chemistry Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you
Show more Q&A
add
question_answer

Q: <p>The Earth's oceans have a salinity of 35. What is the concentration of dissolved salts in s...

A: Seawater is considered as fresh water when the concentration of dissolved salts in water is less tha...

question_answer

Q: draw the structure of RDX.

A: RDX is an organic compound with molecular formula (O2NNCH2)3.

question_answer

Q: When chlorine atoms react with atmospheric ozone, what are the products of the reaction?

A: The reaction involving chlorine atoms and atmospheric ozone as reactants is an example of a photoche...

question_answer

Q: give a name of any compound which is isoelectronic with XeF2

A: Two compounds are said to be isoelectronic if they contains same number of valence electrons.Total n...

question_answer

Q: express Heisenberg's uncertainity principle in mathematical form.

A: According to Heisenberg's uncertainity principle, it is not possible to measure simultaneously the p...

question_answer

Q: draw the structure of cis-1,2-dimethyl cyclopropane.

A: 1,2-dimethyl cyclopropane has a cyclic structure in which two hydrogen atoms present at two adjacent...

question_answer

Q: diffrentiate between homolysis and pyrolysis.

A: In a chemical reaction, when certain substances react to form insoluble solid substances, such react...

question_answer

Q: What is the maximum number of electrons that can occupy each of the following subshells? 3p 5d 2s

A: Option (1): 3p-orbital has three sub-shells. Each subshell is capable of occupying only two electron...

question_answer

Q: Ignoring stereoisomers, draw all products that form by addition of HBr to (E)-hexa-1,3,5-triene.

A: The addition of halogen molecule across the double bond of unsaturated hydrocarbons is termed as a h...