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

  • question_answer The maximum number of stereoisomers possible for 2-hydroxy-2-methyl butanoic acid is [Roorkee 1992]

    A) 1

    B) 2

    C) 3

    D) 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

      \[COOH-\underset{OH\,}{\overset{C{{H}_{3}}}{\mathop{\underset{|\,\,\,\,\,\,\,}{\overset{|\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,}{\mathop{{{C}^{*}}\,-\,}}}\,}}}\,C{{H}_{2}}-C{{H}_{3}}\] One chiral centre. Therefore two forms are possible.

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