International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Mini Chapters | Chemistry | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022 | Rating: 4.7 / 10


Plane Polarized Light: A Brief Introduction and Application in Stereochemistry

Latibuddin Thander


Abstract: Plane polarized light is an important discovery in the history of science. It has many important uses including in the field of stereochemistry. It was Biot, a French physicist who first observed that certain molecules can rotate the plane of plane polarized light, a phenomenon which was later called as optical rotation. In fact, this observation makes the beginning of the stereochemistry. In order to have a clear idea about optical activity, its relation with molecular structure and symmetry an undergraduate must have a brief idea about - what is plane polarized light? This mini - review aims to address that question.


Keywords: Plane polarized light, plane of vibration, plane of polarization, stereoisomer


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,


Pages: 838 - 839


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