Definition of racemate in English:

racemate

Line breaks: ra¦cem|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈrasɪmeɪt
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A racemic mixture.
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    • But ordinary chemistry always produces a 50/50 mixture of left and right handed forms - such a mix is called a racemate or racemic mixture.
    • Sometimes both the enantiomers of a racemate are biologically active but act at different receptors and cause different effects.

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