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Levorotatory

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  • An optically active compound that rotates the plane of plane-polarized light counterclockwise, observed toward the light leaving the compound, is said to be levorotatory (symbol: l or -)

    eg:

     

    (R)–Lactic acid: (1) is levorotatory

     

     

    see also dextrorotatory