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optical rotatory power

Angle of optical rotation divided by the optical path length through the medium and by either the mass concentration of the substance giving the specific optical rotatory powerα λ θ or by amount concentration, giving the molar optical rotatory power, α m.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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