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How chirality helps in polarsing?

  1. Jan 30, 2012 #1
    I have learnt that molecules whose mirror images are not superimposable are chiral and it rotates the plane of polarisation by some degrees. But i dont understand how
    How does unsymmetry help in rotating the plane of polarisation?
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2012 #2
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #3
    The wikipedia page seems to offer quite a good explanation of what's going on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_activity#Theory

    I'm not sure what your level of current knowledge is, so if you have any trouble understanding that I'll be happy to explain it as best I can :)
     
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