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Polarimeter

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  • Polarimeter is the instrument used to determine the specific rotation of a compound.  It consists of the following:

    1. monochromatic light source
    2. polarizer, a prism that converts regular light into plane-polarized light
    3. sample tube
    4. analyzer, a prism through which the light leaving the sample is observed

    see also optical rotation