noun, Physical Chemistry.
the ability of a substance to rotate the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light.
the ability of substances that are optical isomers to rotate the plane of polarization of a transmitted beam of plane-polarized light
optical activity n.
The property of an asymmetrical molecule in solution to rotate the plane of polarized light either clockwise or counterclockwise.
- Optical allachesthesia
optical allachesthesia n. See visual allesthesia.
noun 1. .
noun 1. the branch of observational astronomy using telescopes to observe or photograph celestial objects in visible light.
- Optical binary
optical binary See under binary star.