How chirality helps in polarsing?

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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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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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