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The number of optical isomers formed hydrogenation of the compound, $(CH_3)_2C = CHCH_3$ are :

$ (a)\;1 \\(b)\;2\\(c)\;3\\(d)\;zero $

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$(CH_3)_2 =CHCH_3 \longrightarrow (CH_3)_2CH -CH_2CH_3$
The reduced product does not contain a chiral carbon atom and hence is optically inactive.
so it is zero.
Hence d is the correct answer.
answered Mar 4, 2014 by meena.p

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