Definitions for racemizationˌræs ə məˈzeɪ ʃən, reɪˈsi mə-, rə-

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  1. racemization(Noun)

    The formation of a racemate from a pure enantiomer.

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  1. Racemization

    In chemistry, racemization refers to the converting of an enantiomerically pure mixture into a mixture where more than one of the enantiomers are present. If the racemization results in a mixture where the enantiomers are present in equal quantities, the resulting sample is described as racemic or a racemate.


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