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Scalemic Mixture

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  • Scalemic mixture is a mixture of enantiomers at a ratio other than 1:1.

    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, say, 2:3 ratio is a scalemic mixture of lactic acid.

    see also racemic mixture