Balasubramanian, Sithamalli k.
January 9, 2021
Optical Rotation in aqueous solution is reported for D and L crystals of Sodium Chlorate at different temperatures. After an initial high the rotation falls over time and then on moves in a zigzag fashion. The results show that the asymmetry in chlorate is real and is at the atomic level in contrast to the more common asymmetric carbon-derived molecular chirality. The observed zigzag pattern of changing optical rotation with time at a given temperature, is attributed to the intramolecular swing of the oxygen atoms from one chiral form to another without structural change; in other words chiral inter- conversion without structural change and not parity breaking. Such chiral inter-conversion without structural change is not possible in molecular chirlaity. The observations reported here may look simple but they are first time reports. They have profound implications for atomic structure and provide strong evidence in support of our Model for atomic structure called the “Unitary Model.