Advanced Placement / Chemistry

Light, Color, And Concentration

In this lab, students use a colorimeter to learn how to use visible light to determine the concentration of colored ion species in a solution.


Student Files

2A_Light_Color_And_Concentration_Colorimeter_Student.docx 789.29 KB
2A_Light_Color_Concentration.pdf 803.23 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
1.3 1.16

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Colorimeter and Turbidity

Wireless Colorimeter & Turbidity Sensor

This sensor can function as a turbidimeter or colorimeter and is capable of measuring absorbance and transmittance at six different wavelengths.

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Advanced Chemistry Through Inquiry

Light, Color, And Concentration