Optical activity

Optical activity

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Caption: Optical activity. Optical activity of sugar is demonstrated by placing a beaker with sugar solution between two linear polarizers. Depending on the angle between the polarizers' axes, the solution is seen to have a colour tint. Here the left panel shows a brownish tint and the right panel shows a bluish tint.

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Keywords: activity, beaker, chemistry, chiral, colour, comparison, crossed, demonstration, education, educational, effect, light, optical, optics, phenomenon, physics, polarization, polarizer, polarizing, rotation, saccharose, scientific, side by side, solution, still life, sucrose, sugar, tint

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