High School / Chemistry

Colored Solutions

Students use a colorimeter to develop an understanding of how different wavelengths of light interact with particles of a colored solution to produce the solution color seen.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-PS4-4: Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter.


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Featured Equipment

Cuvettes and Caps

Replacement Cuvettes and Caps for the PASCO Wireless Spectrometer.

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.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #13C

Essential Chemistry Teacher Lab Manual

Colored Solutions