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Racemic Mixture

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  • A racemic mixture or racemate (symbol: dl or ±) is a mixture of enantiomers at 1:1 molar ratio.

    eg:  Lactic acid exists as a pair of enantiomers, (R)-lactic acid and (S)-lactic acid.

     

     

    A mixture of (R)-lactic acid and (S)-lactic acid at 1:1 molar ratio is a racemic mixture of lactic acid (symbol:dl – lactic acid or ± – lactic acid).

    see also scalemic mixture