optic activity

op·ti·c ac·tiv·i·ty

the ability of a compound in solution (possessing no plane of symmetry, usually because of the presence of one or more asymmetric carbon atoms) to rotate the plane of polarized light.

optic activity

[op′tik]
the rotation of the plane of polarized light clockwise or counterclockwise. Substances that rotate the plane of polarized light to the right are dextrorotatory; those that rotate the plane to the left are levorotatory.

op·ti·c ac·tiv·i·ty

(op'tik ak-tiv'i-tē)
The ability of a compound in solution (one possessing no plane of symmetry, usually because of the presence of one or more asymmetric carbon atoms) to rotate the plane of polarized light.
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