What are dextrorotatory and laevorotatory substances?

Last updated on August 29th, 2020 at 01:26 am

Dextrorotatory and laevorotatory substances are optically active substances.

Dextrorotatory  substances

Substances which rotate the plane of polarization of the light towards the right are known as dextrorotatory substances.

Laevorotatory substances

Substances which rotate the plane of polarization of the light towards the left are known as laevorotatory substances.

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