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

  • question_answer Meso-tartaric acid is [BHU 2001]

    A) Optically inactive

    B) Optically active because of molecular symmetry

    C) Optically inactive due to external compensation

    D) Optically active because of asymmetric carbon atom

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

      Meso isomer have two achiral carbon with opposite spin so it becomes optically inactive  Meso tartaric acid


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