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Organic Chemistry 1

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Stereochemistry: Chiral Separation of Amines

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An excess of racemic butan-2-amine (see the picture below) reacted with (2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid (L-tartaric acid), and produced a mixture of salts X and Y.

What is the stereochemical relationship between salts X and Y?

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A

Enantiomers.

B

Diastereomers.

C

Identical.

D

Constitutional isomers.