JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry GOC Question Bank Critical Thinking

  • question_answer How many carbon atoms in the molecule \[HCOO-{{(CHOH)}_{2}}-COOH\]are asymmetric [MP PET 2001]

    A) 1

    B) 2

    C) 3

    D) None of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    \[HCOO-\underset{(1)}{\mathop{\underset{*}{\mathop{\overset{OH}{\mathop{\overset{|}{\mathop{C}}\,H}}\,}}\,}}\,-\underset{(2)}{\mathop{\underset{*}{\mathop{\overset{OH}{\mathop{\overset{|}{\mathop{C}}\,H}}\,}}\,}}\,-COOH\] Two carbon atoms in the molecule are asymmetric.

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