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Question 1: An example of such an enantiomer is the ________ Mecoprop.
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acidHerbicide2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acidGlyphosate

Question 2: The ________ and the hydrogen atom on the central C-atom are exchanged (with the screen as plane of symmetry).
EsterCarboxylic acidAlkaneAlcohol

Question 3: In his pioneering work, ________ was able to isolate the isomers of tartaric acid because they crystallize from solution as crystals each with a different symmetry.
Louis PasteurPasteur InstituteInfectious diseaseBacteria

Question 4: In ________, an enantiomer is one of two stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other that are "non-superposable" (not identical), much as one's left and right hands are "the same" but opposite.
Inorganic chemistryChemistryPeriodic tableElectrochemistry

Question 5: Enantiomers have, when present in a symmetric environment, identical chemical and physical properties except for their ability to rotate plane-________ (+/-) by equal amounts but in opposite directions.
Polarization (waves)OpticsPolarizerMaxwell's equations

Question 6: A mixture of equal parts of an optically active isomer and its enantiomer is termed racemic and has a net rotation of plane-________ of zero.
Polarization (waves)OpticsPolarizerMaxwell's equations

Question 7: In drugs, for example, the working substance is often one of two enantiomers, while the other one is responsible for ________.
AntidepressantAdverse drug reactionSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitorAdverse effect

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