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    What is a "racemic mixture"?

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    In chemistry, a racemic mixture, or racemate ( /re??sime?t/), is one that has equal amounts of left- and right-handed enantiomers of a chiral molecule. The first known racemic mixture was "racemic acid", which Louis Pasteur found to be a mixture of the two enantiomeric isomers of tartaric acid.


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