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An organic molecule necessarily shows optical activity if it

(a) Contains asymmetric carbon atoms

(b) Is non polar

(c) Is non superimposable on its mirror image.

(d) Is superimposable on its mirror image

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An organix molecule shows activity when it is non- superimposable on its mirror image.
A compound may be optically inactive (eg: meso compound) inspite of the presence of asymmetric carbon atom.
Hence c is the correct answer.
answered Mar 3, 2014 by meena.p

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