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Subject - General Chemistry

Racemate is the term used for homogenous phases that contain a mixture of equal parts of the two antipodes (enantiomers) of an optical active compound. The word stem racem... is derived from the Latin acidum racemicum, tartaric acid or racemic acid.

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