What is another word for Racemic?

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Racemic is a term used in chemistry to describe a compound that contains equal amounts of two enantiomers (mirror-image isomers). Synonyms for racemic include "equimolar mixture," "racemate," "racemic mixture," and "racemoid." Other related terms include "chiral," which describes compounds that are not racemic and have a non-superimposable mirror image, and "enantioselective," which describes reactions or processes that preferentially produce one enantiomer over the other. Understanding the differences between these terms is important in both theoretical and practical chemistry, as enantiomers often have vastly different properties and effects.

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How to use "Racemic" in context?

One of the most complicated chemical elements on the periodic table is Racemic mixtures (or any mixtures of two enantiomers). An enantiomer is a form of a chemical that has the same molecular formula but a different physical chemical structure. For example, the enantiomers of ethanol (C2H5OH) are the left- and right-handed forms of the molecule.

The physical and chemical properties of enantiomers can be quite different, depending on the magnitude of their differences in the number of carbon atoms in their molecules.

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