“It was found chemically that cane sugar absorbs the elements of water and changes into a mixture of two different sugars, one being weakly dextrorotatory and the other strongly laevorotatory, hence the resultant is a rotation to the left.”
“Rotation in the opposite direction is known to the initiated as laevorotatory or laevogyrate, from the Latin laevus meaning ` left. ”
“From this we get levulose ` the fruit sugar with a laevorotatory effect on polarized light. ”
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