noting or pertaining to any of various organic compounds in which racemism occurs.
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How to use racemic in a sentence
He discovered that racemic acid crystals could be sorted into two asymmetric mirror-image shapes, like pairs of right-handed and left-handed gloves.Louis Pasteur’s devotion to truth transformed what we know about health and disease | Tom Siegfried | November 18, 2022 | Science News
racemic acid is rather less soluble than tartaric, and separates first from a solution containing the two acids.
A solution of racemic acid precipitates a neutral salt of calcium, which is not the case with tartaric acid.
Examination of liquors from which racemic acid has been deposited has always shown them to contain much inactive tartaric acid.
This theory does not exclude the probability that certain vines under particular conditions produce racemic acid.
In the one case, therefore, the racemic compound has a higher, in the other a lower melting point than the active forms.The Phase Rule and Its Applications | Alexander Findlay
British Dictionary definitions for racemic
chem of, concerned with, or being a mixture of equal amounts of enantiomers and consequently having no optical activity
- racemism (ˈræsɪˌmɪzəm, rəˈsiːmɪzəm), noun
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Scientific definitions for racemic
Relating to a chemical compound that contains equal quantities of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of the compound and therefore does not rotate the plane of incident polarized light.
Relating to or consisting of racemes.
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