1•The chemical and physical properties of two enantiomers are identical except in their interaction with chiral substances.•They have identical physical properties, except for how they interact with plane-polarized light.•Plane-polarized (polarized) lightis light that has an electric vector that oscillates in a single plane. •Plane-polarized light arises from passing ordinary light through a polarizer. •A polarimeter is an instrument that allows polarized light to travel through a sample tube containing an organic compound and permits the measurement of the degree to which an organic compound rotates plane-polarized light.Optical Activity
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