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Can someone help me with this, If esterification of (-) lactic acid with CH3OH gives (+) methyl lactete (where - COOH of acid gets coverted to - COOR). Which statement is incorrect?

If esterification of (-) lactic acid with CH3OH gives (+) methyl lactete (where - COOH of acid gets coverted to - COOR). Which statement is incorrect?

  • Option 1)

    Configuration has changed.

  • Option 2)

    Direction of rotation has changed.

  • Option 3)

    Configuration doesn't change.

  • Option 4)

    None of these

 
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As we learnt in 

Nucleophilic Substitution Reaction -

SN1substitution nucleophilic unimolecular reaction.

These reactions proceed in two steps.

- wherein

Configuration of molecule doesn't change.


Option 1)

Configuration has changed.

Incorrect

Option 2)

Direction of rotation has changed.

Incorrect

Option 3)

Configuration doesn't change.

Correct

Option 4)

None of these

Incorrect

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