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What is mutarotation

$\begin{array}{1 1} \text{(a) Mutarotation is the change in specific rotation of a chiral compound due to epimerization.} \\ \text{(b)Mutarotation is the change in specific rotation of a achiral compound due to epimerization.} \\ \text{(c) Mutarotation refers to the change in otical rotation over time due to a change between isomers.} \\ \text{(d) None of the above}\end{array} $

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When either of the two forms of glucose is dissolved in water,  there is a spontaneous change in specific rotation till the equilibrium value of +52.5°. This is known as mutarotation.

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