Problem: One of the following isn't true about a racemic mixture. a) It is optically inactive b) It has equal amounts of enantiomers c) It doesn't rotate plane polarized light d) Its ee is 50% e) all are true

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One of the following isn't true about a racemic mixture.

a) It is optically inactive

b) It has equal amounts of enantiomers

c) It doesn't rotate plane polarized light

d) Its ee is 50%

e) all are true

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