ChemistryAn enantiomerically pure acid is treated with a racemic mixture of an alcohol having one chiral carbon. The ester formed will be

An enantiomerically pure acid is treated with a racemic mixture of an alcohol having one chiral carbon. The ester formed will be

  1. A
    Optically active mixture
  2. B
    Pure enantiomer
  3. C
    Meso compound
  4. D
    Racemic mixture

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    Solution:

    The optically active acid will react with d and l forms of alcohol present in the racemic mixture at different rates to form two diastereomers in unequal amounts leading to optical activity of the product.

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