Optical Activity - Quantitiative
PIRA Classification: 6H30.42
Description: A laser is directed through two polarizers to the side wall. The
analyzer is rotated until the laser spot on the wall disappears. A bottle of corn syrup
is placed between the two polarizers causing the laser spot to reappear. The analyzer
is rotated until the spot vanishes and the angle is noted. This is repeated for two
other size syrup bottles.
Special Instructions: The thickness of the corn syrup in the three bottles is
approximately 1.7, 2.2 and 2.7 inches.
Ideally For: Phys 2303, 2403, 2503, 4303
Setup time: 5 minutes
Safety Issues: None