JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry GOC Question Bank Critical Thinking

  • question_answer The optically active tartaric acid is named as  D-(+)- tartaric acid because it has a positive [IIT-JEE 1999]

    A) Optical rotation and is derived from D-glucose

    B) pH in organic solvent

    C) Optical rotation and is derived from D(+) glyceraldehyde

    D) Optical rotation only when substituted by deuterium

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    D(+)-tartaric acid has positive optical rotation and is derived from D (+) glyceraldehyde.

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