A solution that rotates plane-polarized light clockwise (+).
The percentage of one
in excess of another.
A solution that rotates plane-polarized light counter-clockwise (-).
The ability for a solution to rotate plane-polarized light that is passed
The amount by which a given sample rotates plane-polarized light, in degrees.
Depends on the concentration, sample path length, and the nature of the sample.
Any substance that exhibits optical activity.
The technique of measuring the optical activity of a compound.
A solution in which both
enantiomers of a
present in equal amounts.
Property characteristic of a given compound. Conventionally measured at 20
degrees Celsius with the D-line of sodium.