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Optically Active

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    A compound capable of optical rotation is said to be optically active. All pure chiral compounds are optically active.

    eg: (R)-Lactic acid (1) is chiral and rotates the plane of plane-polarized light. Thus, 1 is optically active.

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    see also optically inactive


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