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ORD through the Eyes of Mathematica

I. Novak
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Journal of Chemical Education
Year: 1995
Volume: 72
Issue: 12
Page range: 1084-1085

Interactions of polarized light with chiral (optically active) molecules form the basis of several physical methods used in the study of structure and properties of chiral chemical compounds. The two most important methods are ORD and CD. In the ORD method, we measure the rotation of a plane of linearly polarized light after it passes through a sample (a solution containing an achiral solvent and a chiral solute)...Mathematica software package with its powerful graphics and plotting can illustrate the ORD phenomenon.

*Science > Physics > Optics