Advanced Placement / Chemistry

Light, Color, and Concentration

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.


Student Files

2B_Light_Color_And_Concentration_Spectrometer_Student.docx 1.16 MB
2B_Light_Color_Concentration.pdf 895.09 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
1.3 1.16

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Wireless Spectrometer (VIS)

Measure intensity, absorbance, transmittance across the visible spectrum, and fluorescence at 405nm and 500nm.

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Light, Color, and Concentration