Open Yale CoursesCHEM 125: Freshman Organic ChemistryLecture 29 - Preparing Single Enantiomers and the Mechanism ofOptical Rotation<< previous session| next session >>Overview:Within a lecture on biological resolution, the synthesis of single enantiomers, and the naming and 3Dvisualization of omeprazole, Professor Laurence Barron of the University of Glasgow delivers a guest lectureon the subject of how chiral molecules rotate polarized light. Mixing wave functions by coordinatedapplication of light's perpendicular electric and magnetic fields shifts electrons along a helix that can be right-or left-handed, but so many mixings are involved, and their magnitudes are so subtle, that predicting netoptical rotation in practical cases is rarely simple.Problem sets/Reading assignment:Reading assignments, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources for this lecture can beaccessed from Professor McBride's on-campus course website, which was developed for his Fall 2008
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