Explain the difference between an enantiomer and an epimer.a. Enantiomers are non-superimposable mirror image structures. Epimers are diastereomers that differ only in the orientation of one chiral center.b. Epimers are non-superimposable mirror image structures. Enantiomers are diastereomers that differ only in the orientation of one chiral center.

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Explain the difference between an enantiomer and an epimer.

a. Enantiomers are non-superimposable mirror image structures. Epimers are diastereomers that differ only in the orientation of one chiral center.
b. Epimers are non-superimposable mirror image structures. Enantiomers are diastereomers that differ only in the orientation of one chiral center.
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Optical activity: molecule or substances that can rotate the plane-polarized light are said to be optically active.

 

Stereoisomers: Stereoisomers are molecules that have the same molecular formula and they differ only in arrangement of atom in three-dimensional space.

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Enantiomers: A compound which is non-superimposable mirror image is called enantiomers Enantiomers 2-butanol Н. Сн-CHз Но- HаСH-С. -ОН CHз Hас Mirror image

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Epimer: Epimer is one of a pair of stereoisomers. The two isomers diffe...

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Epimer СНО СНО НО-С-н Но-С-н Н-С-ОН Н-С-он CH,он Н-С-ОН НО-С-н н-С-он Н-с-он Сн,он D-Glucose D-Mannose Not mirror image

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