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Organic Chemistry 1

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Moderate

Stereochemistry: Chiral Conformations 2

ORGO1-0RYMHD

A chiral chair conformation of trans-1,2-cyclohexanediol and its mirror image cannot be interconverted (see the scheme below) at room temperature by conformational changes.

What is the consequence of this?

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A

trans-1,2-cyclohexanediol can be separated at room temperature into two enantiomers.

B

trans-1,2-cyclohexanediol cannot be separated at room temperature into two enantiomers.

C

trans-1,2-cyclohexanediol has a higher acidity than an alkyne.

D

trans-1,2-cyclohexanediol has a lower acidity than an alkyne.