Measure intensity, absorbance, transmittance across the visible spectrum, and fluorescence at 405nm and 500nm.
- 10x Cuvettes
- 1x Spectrometry Software
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The Wireless Spectrometer from PASCO is specifically designed for modern chemistry, biology, and physics labs. With Bluetooth and USB connectivity, students can quickly connect from their device or computer using the free PASCO Spectrometry Software. With this affordable spectrometer students can gather a full spectrum of data in under one second. After specifying a target wavelength, students can study concentrations (Beer's Law), rates of reactions, or investigate emission spectra using the optional fiber optic cable.
Perform These Experiments
- Absorption spectrum of chlorophyll
- Emission spectra of light from flame tests or other sources
- Easily identify peak wavelengths for concentration data
- Study the relationship between concentration and absorbance (Beer's Law)
- Reaction Kinetics
- Fluorescence of chlorophyll and other compounds
- Enzymatic reactions
- Photosynthesis with algae beads using a pH indicator
How It Works
Absorbance and Transmittance: Light from the LED-boosted tungsten light source passes through the solution and a high-quality diffraction grating. The CCD array detects the light and analyzes it. When used with the optional Fiber Optic Cable, the Wireless Spectrometer can perform emission spectroscopy experiments. Simply insert the Fiber Optic Cable into the cuvette holder and point the end of the cable at the light source to collect data.
Important Note: Solutions used within this spectrometer should be compatible with polystyrene (cuvette material) and ABS (spectrometer housing material). Use a glass cuvette or 12mm test tube for solutions with strong organic solvents like acetone, which will damage the plastic cuvettes.
- 10x Cuvettes
- 1x Spectrometry Software
|Resolution||2–3 nm FWHM|
|Detection Range||380–950 nm|
|Fluorescence Excitation Wavelengths||405 nm and 500 nm|
|Light Source||LED-boosted tungsten|
Battery & Logging
|Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1||Not Supported|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable LiPo|
1 Minimum # of data points with all measurements enabled, actual results depend on enabled measurements.
2 Continuous use in a connected state until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
3 Logging until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
* Normal classroom use is the sensor in active use for 20min/lab for 120 lab periods/yr.
This product can connect directly to your computer or device with the following technologies. No Interface required.
- Bluetooth Classic
- Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Dedicated Datalogging with SPARK LXi
Consider an all-in-one, touchscreen data collection, graphing, and analysis tool for students. Designed for use with wired and wireless sensors, the SPARK LXi Datalogger simultaneously accommodates up to five wireless sensors and includes two ports for blue PASPORT sensors. It features an interactive, icon-based user interface within a shock-absorbing case and arrives packaged with SPARKvue, MatchGraph!, and Spectrometry software for interactive data collection and analysis. It can additionally connect via Bluetooth to the following interfaces: AirLink, SPARKlink Air, and 550 Universal Interface.
|Accessory used for collection of emission spectra Fiber Optics Cable||PS-2601||$74|
|Cuvettes and Caps||SE-8739||$23|
|USB Connection Cable||PS-2528||$10|
Spectroscopy is the investigation and measurement of spectra produced by matter interacting with or emitting electromagnetic radiation. During a spectroscopy experiment, electromagnetic radiation of a specified wavelength range passes from a source through a sample containing compounds of interest, resulting in absorption or emission.
Lab Activities & Experiments
|Analyzing the Absorption Spectrum of Leaves||English||57.07 KB|
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|Kinetics Sample Lab||English||538.18 KB|
|Light Analysis||English||177.56 KB|
|Percent Copper in Brass Sample Lab||English||107.28 KB|
|Spectrometer Sample Data||English||158.37 KB|
Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Spectrometer (VIS).
Visit PASCO's Experiment Library to view all activities for this product.
In this lab, students use a spectrometer to learn how to use visible light to determine the concentration of colored ion species in a solution.
Students use the results of a spectrometer and a temperature sensor to control the direction of a reversible chemical reaction.
Students use a spectrometer to investigate the catalyzed breakdown of hydrogen peroxide by peroxidase.
Students analyze spinach pigments and chloroplasts using paper chromatography, a colorimeter, and a spectrometer to understand how plants capture light for photosynthesis.
In this lab, students will extract pigments from spinach leaves and analyze their samples using chromatography and colorimetry.
In this lab, students use a spectrometer and stoichiometric calculations to obtain the chemical formula of a compound.