Share this entry
optical rotation Line breaks: op|tic¦al ro|ta¦tion

Definition of optical rotation in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
The rotation of the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light by an optically active substance.
Example sentences
  • The effect of conformation on the optical rotation was confirmed by a study of the temperature dependence of the rotation.
Definition of optical rotation in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources