What are dextrorotatory and laevorotatory substances?

Author: Tanmay Chakrabarty

First Published On: Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:58 AM
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Dextrorotatory and laevorotatory substances are optically active substances.

Dextrorotatory  substances

Substances which rotate the plane of polarization of the light towards the right are known as dextrorotatory substances.

Laevorotatory substances

Substances which rotate the plane of polarization of the light towards the left are known as laevorotatory substances.

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