What does optical activity mean?

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  1. optical activity(n.)

    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.


  1. optical activity(Noun)

    a property caused by asymmetrical molecular or crystal structure that enables a compound or crystal to rotate the plane of incident polarized light

  2. optical activity(Noun)

    A measure of the amount of optical rotation produced by a standard amount of a substance


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of optical activity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of optical activity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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Translations for optical activity

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  • optische AktivitätGerman
  • ऑप्टिकल गतिविधिHindi

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