Definition of optical rotation in English:

optical rotation

Line breaks: op|tic¦al ro|ta¦tion

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • The rotation of the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light by an optically active substance.
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    • The effect of conformation on the optical rotation was confirmed by a study of the temperature dependence of the rotation.

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