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The maximum number of stereoisomers possible for 2-hydroxy-2-methylbutanoic acid is

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1
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Solution

The correct option is B 2
Structure of 2-hydroxy-2-methylbutanoic acid is
One chiral centre so n=1
Therefore number of stereoisomer =2n
number of stereoisomer =21=2

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