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5. Chirality

Sometimes professors will ask us to solve for exact the percentage of each enantiomer in solution. For that we’ll need some new equations.

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How to solve for the percentage of each enantiomer.

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Calculating EE, percent of each enantiomer, and sketching mixture

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Problem

The [α] of pure S-epinephrine is +50°. Calculate the ee of a solution with an observed value of -40°. Calculate percent of each enantiomer. Then sketch the approximate mixture in our sample polarimeter tube.