rotatory dispersion

noun

Definition of rotatory dispersion

: the production of colors that results from passing white light through an optically active substance (as quartz) that causes the amount of optical rotation to vary with the wavelength

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“Rotatory dispersion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotatory%20dispersion. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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