Problem: Which of the following is true about any  R enantiomer?   (1) It has a (+) rotation in a polarimeter. (2) It has a (-) rotation in a polarimeter. (3) It is a mirror image of the S enantiomer.  (4) When mixed with the S enantiomer, it forms a meso compound.

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Which of the following is true about any  R enantiomer?

(1) It has a (+) rotation in a polarimeter.

(2) It has a (-) rotation in a polarimeter.

(3) It is a mirror image of the S enantiomer. 

(4) When mixed with the S enantiomer, it forms a meso compound.

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