a) Discuss the therapeutic or chemical effects of isomerism.
Research the drugs thalidomide and ibuprofen, and their
therapeutic effects. Both drugs have optical isomers:
compare the structures and properties of the optical
isomers in each case study.
b) Explain why one of these drugs is only available as a
single optical isomer whilst the other is sold as a racemic
mixture (a 50:50 mixture of both optical isomers).
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