Definitions for optical activity
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the ability of a chemical compound to rotate the plane of plane-polarized light. This is found only in chemicals whose molecular structure does not have a plane of symmetry, and is common in biochemical compounds. -- optically active adj.
a property caused by asymmetrical molecular or crystal structure that enables a compound or crystal to rotate the plane of incident polarized light
A measure of the amount of optical rotation produced by a standard amount of a substance
The numerical value of optical activity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of optical activity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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