i am getting option (a) but answer is (b) where i am going wrong please help SO IT IS OPTION A ONLY FOR ME BUT HOW B HAS PLANE OF SYMMETRY PLEASE HELP
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You are right that after (a) is hydrogenated the result is a meso compound. But, (a) is also a meso compound before hydrogenation, you can draw a mirror through the double bond; and so (a) misses the first part of the question. (b) satisfies both parts.