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Offline spirochete

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Why is path length measured in dm with specific rotation?
« on: January 23, 2017, 03:52:29 PM »
One thing i've always wondered: why is path length reported in decimeters when specific rotation is calculated? It seems like such a random unit. Most other calculations use meters. Is it just so the numbers end up being relatively easy?

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Re: Why is path length measured in dm with specific rotation?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 04:41:49 PM »
Imagine 1 meter tube without bubbles for measurements. This is simply long tradition.
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