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

  • question_answer Which of the following compounds which is an optically active compound [UPSEAT 1999]

    A) 1-butanol

    B) 2-butanol

    C) 3-butanol

    D) 4-heptanol

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

      2-butanol \[(C{{H}_{3}}-\underset{OH}{\mathop{\underset{|\,\,\,\,\,\,}{\mathop{CH}}\,}}\,-C{{H}_{2}}-C{{H}_{3}})\] is optically active because it has asymmetric carbon atom.

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