Problem: Which of the following properties would you expect to be different for the two enantiomers of 2-pentanol?a) boiling pointb) optical rotationc) solubility in hexaned) densityf) solubility in (S)-3-methylhexaneg) dipole momenth) taste (Hint: Your taste buds are chiral) 

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For enantiomers, these compounds have almost the same physical properties

The only properties that will differ are the ones that depends on chirality

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Which of the following properties would you expect to be different for the two enantiomers of 2-pentanol?

a) boiling point

b) optical rotation

c) solubility in hexane

d) density

f) solubility in (S)-3-methylhexane

g) dipole moment

h) taste (Hint: Your taste buds are chiral) 

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