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This Exploratorium webpage describes the classic Caro® syrup demonstration of the rotation of the plane of polarized light by an optically active material. The webpage lists the materials, how they are assembled, the observations, and the physics that explains what happens. A photo and drawing are provided.
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- Polarization
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- High School
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© 2008 Exploratorium
Polarization, optical isomer, optically active
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Metadata instance created February 27, 2012 by Ed Lee
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August 12, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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January 15, 2008
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2008), WWW Document, (
Rotating Light, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2008), <>.
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Rotating Light. (2008, January 15). Retrieved October 17, 2018, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Rotating Light. San Francisco: Exploratorium, January 15, 2008. (accessed 17 October 2018).
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Rotating Light. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2008. 15 Jan. 2008. 17 Oct. 2018 <>.
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