Problem: Pure (S)-2-butanol has a specific rotation of +13.5 degrees. You have made and purified a sample that has a calculated specific rotation of -6.76 degrees. What can you conclude about this sample?      

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Pure (S)-2-butanol has a specific rotation of +13.5 degrees. You have made and purified a sample that has a calculated specific rotation of -6.76 degrees. What can you conclude about this sample?

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