JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry GOC Question Bank Structural and stereo isomerism

  • question_answer Number of optical isomers of lactic acid are

    A) 1

    B) 2

    C) 3

    D) 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Only one chiral centre. Hence two optical isomers are possible. No. of optical isomer = \[{{2}^{n}}\] (where n = no. of chiral carbon) = \[{{2}^{1}}\] = 2.

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