Polarimetry in Optical Activity

Optical Activity Polarimetry Chirality and Stereochemistry by Leah4sciPolarimetry is the key to understanding chiral molecules in terms of optical activity.

This video goes behind the scenes of the polarimeter to help you understand what plane polarized light has to do with chiral molecules.

Part 1 (of 3) in this mini series explains + D and – L, dextrorotatory and levorotatory, and their (lack of) relationship to R and S designations.

(Watch on YouTube: Optics 1. Click CC for video transcription.)

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This is the 1st of 3 Optical Activity videos in the Stereochemistry Series. Click HERE for the entire Chirality/Stereochemistry series.

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