OPTICAL ROTATION

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OPTICAL ROTATORY DISPERSION

INTRODUCTION

The spatial arrangement of the atoms comprising a chiral molecule.

INSTRUMENTATION

Optical rotation can be measured by observing light scattered from the side [Nixon17a].

REFERENCES

[Nixon17a] M Nixon & I G Hughes 2017 A visual understanding of optical rotation using corn syrup Eur. J. Phys. 38 045302

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Last updated: 15th of August 2020

Background: inverted Tyrian purple

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