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Kayro Syrup Polarization

PIRA 6H30.40

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Description:

A bottle of Kayro syrup is set on top of a polaroid sheet on the overhead. The bottle is viewed through another sheet and deep colors can be seen. The sugar molecules in the syrup are optically active, so they circularly polarize the light. A thicker layer of sugar will rotate the light through a different angle than a thinner angle, thus different wavelengths (colors) of light are seen.

Recipe and
Location:

Bottle of Kayro Syrup
Polaroid Sheets

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