Definitions for racemicreɪˈsi mɪk, -ˈsɛm ɪk, rə-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word racemic

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ra•ce•micreɪˈsi mɪk, -ˈsɛm ɪk, rə-(adj.)

  1. noting or pertaining to any of various organic compounds that are optically inactive but separable into dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of racemic:

1890–95

Wiktionary

  1. racemic(Adjective)

    containing equal amounts of dextrorotatory (D) and levorotatory (L) stereoisomers and therefore not being optically active; typically, will be synthetic rather than natural

  2. Origin: From racémique, from racemus + -ique or from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Racemic(adj)

    pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in many kinds of grapes. It is also obtained from tartaric acid, with which it is isomeric, and from sugar, gum, etc., by oxidation. It is a sour white crystalline substance, consisting of a combination of dextrorotatory and levorotatory tartaric acids

Freebase

  1. Racemic mixture

    In chemistry, a racemic mixture, or racemate, 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. A mixture with only a single enantiomer is an enantiomerically pure or enantiopure mixture.

Translation

Find a translation for the racemic definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these racemic definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"racemic." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/racemic>.

Are we missing a good definition for racemic?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for racemic: