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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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