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Chemical polarimeter

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Chemical polarimeter. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland, New York, USA, pp. 473-475. ISBN 9780815315612

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Abstract

This article discusses the history of the chemical polarimeter, an optical device used to evaluate the interaction of a chemical sample with polarized light. They are most frequently used for optically active liquids, which rotate the plane of polarization.

Item Type:Book Section (Encyclopaedia entry)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s):Johnston, Prof Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TS Manufactures
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Garland

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