## Optical Purity Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Optical Purity = (Observed Specific Rotation/Maximum Specific Rotation)*100
OP = ([α]obs/[α]max)*100
This formula uses 3 Variables
Variables Used
Optical Purity - The Optical Purity is a comparison of the optical rotation of a pure sample of unknown stereochemistry versus the optical rotation of a sample of pure enantiomer.
Observed Specific Rotation - (Measured in Radian Cubic Meter per Kilogram per Meter) - Observed Specific Rotation is the change in orientation of monochromatic plane-polarized light in a mixture.
Maximum Specific Rotation - (Measured in Radian Cubic Meter per Kilogram per Meter) - Maximum Specific Rotation is the specific rotation of the pure enantiomer.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Observed Specific Rotation: 45 Degree Milliliter per Gram per Decimeter --> 0.00785398163397301 Radian Cubic Meter per Kilogram per Meter (Check conversion here)
Maximum Specific Rotation: 60 Degree Milliliter per Gram per Decimeter --> 0.010471975511964 Radian Cubic Meter per Kilogram per Meter (Check conversion here)
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
OP = ([α]obs/[α]max)*100 --> (0.00785398163397301/0.010471975511964)*100
Evaluating ... ...
OP = 75.0000000000001
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
75.0000000000001 --> No Conversion Required
75.0000000000001 75 <-- Optical Purity
(Calculation completed in 00.004 seconds)
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Specific Rotation of Optically Active Compound
Specific Rotation = Observed Rotation/(Length Of Sample Tube*Concentration of Solution in Polarimeter)
Percent Enantiomeric Excess
Percent Enantiomeric Excess = abs(Mole Fraction of R-Mole Fraction of S)*100
Enantiomeric Excess
Enantiomeric Excess = abs(Mole Fraction of R-Mole Fraction of S)
Optical Purity
Optical Purity = (Observed Specific Rotation/Maximum Specific Rotation)*100
Fraction of Major Isomer
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Fraction of Minor Isomer
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## Optical Purity Formula

Optical Purity = (Observed Specific Rotation/Maximum Specific Rotation)*100
OP = ([α]obs/[α]max)*100

## What are Enantiomers?

Enantiomers are a pair of molecules that exist in two forms that are mirror images of one another but cannot be superimposed one upon the other.

## How to Calculate Optical Purity?

Optical Purity calculator uses Optical Purity = (Observed Specific Rotation/Maximum Specific Rotation)*100 to calculate the Optical Purity, The Optical Purity formula is defined as a comparison of the optical rotation of a pure sample of unknown stereochemistry versus the optical rotation of a sample of pure enantiomer. It is a measure of the proportion of one enantiomer in a mixture of enantiomers. Optical Purity is denoted by OP symbol.

How to calculate Optical Purity using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Optical Purity, enter Observed Specific Rotation ([α]obs) & Maximum Specific Rotation ([α]max) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Optical Purity calculation can be explained with given input values -> 75 = (0.00785398163397301/0.010471975511964)*100.

### FAQ

What is Optical Purity?
The Optical Purity formula is defined as a comparison of the optical rotation of a pure sample of unknown stereochemistry versus the optical rotation of a sample of pure enantiomer. It is a measure of the proportion of one enantiomer in a mixture of enantiomers and is represented as OP = ([α]obs/[α]max)*100 or Optical Purity = (Observed Specific Rotation/Maximum Specific Rotation)*100. Observed Specific Rotation is the change in orientation of monochromatic plane-polarized light in a mixture & Maximum Specific Rotation is the specific rotation of the pure enantiomer.
How to calculate Optical Purity?
The Optical Purity formula is defined as a comparison of the optical rotation of a pure sample of unknown stereochemistry versus the optical rotation of a sample of pure enantiomer. It is a measure of the proportion of one enantiomer in a mixture of enantiomers is calculated using Optical Purity = (Observed Specific Rotation/Maximum Specific Rotation)*100. To calculate Optical Purity, you need Observed Specific Rotation ([α]obs) & Maximum Specific Rotation ([α]max). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Observed Specific Rotation & Maximum Specific Rotation and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
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