The Pains of Painkillers (EXP)

You have synthesized a potent new alleviative, but when production batches were tested they were far less effective than they should be. You need to determine what went wrong.

A scientist facing away, working at a bench in an analytical laboratory. Image from Pixabay.

Problem written by: Dragos Bora

Curriculum items covered: Functional groups, chirality, polarimetry.

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