Problem: A mixture of a pair of enantiomers has 30% ee. The observed rotation of this mixture is +15º, and it is known by experiment that the (‐)‐enantiomer has the (R) configuration. (enantiomer excess (ee) = % one enantiomer – % the other enantiomer)(a) Calculate the percentage of (R) and (S) enantiomers of the natural product.(b) What is the optical rotation of a mixture of 20% (S) and 80% (R).

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A mixture of a pair of enantiomers has 30% ee. The observed rotation of this mixture is +15º, and it is known by experiment that the (‐)‐enantiomer has the (R) configuration. (enantiomer excess (ee) = % one enantiomer – % the other enantiomer)

(a) Calculate the percentage of (R) and (S) enantiomers of the natural product.

(b) What is the optical rotation of a mixture of 20% (S) and 80% (R).

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