Optical isomerism

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Can someone please help me answer this question
Which pair of compounds does not form a racemic mixture when the compounds react?
But-2-ene with HCl
But-1-ene with HCl
propanone with HCN
butenal with HCN
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Can someone please help me answer this question
Which pair of compounds does not form a racemic mixture when the compounds react?
But-2-ene with HCl
But-1-ene with HCl
propanone with HCN
butenal with HCN
won't it just be the one that has a chiral carbon?
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won't it just be the one that has a chiral carbon?
Yes but how do you know which has a choral carbon? I don’t understand this at all
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Yes but how do you know which has a choral carbon? I don’t understand this at all
If you listen carefully the choral carbon is the one humming in tune ...
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No I’m sorry I didn’t mean choral my predictive text changed it from chiral
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No I’m sorry I didn’t mean choral my predictive text changed it from chiral
Have you drawn out all the structures of the reagents described in your OP?
Have a look at each carbon.
Do you know the definition for chirality?

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If you listen carefully the choral carbon is the one humming in tune ...
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Yes but how do you know which has a choral carbon? I don’t understand this at all
A chiral carbon is one that has 4 different atoms or groups attached to it
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Have you drawn out all the structures of the reagents described in your OP?
Have a look at each carbon.
Do you know the definition for chirality?



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Okay thanks yeah I have drawn them out. I think I just don’t get a level chemistry full stop. Thank you for your help
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