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VIDEO – Basic Absorbance Spectroscopy Setup and Measurement

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The basic components to perform an absorbance measurement using an Ocean Optics spectrometer, software and sampling accessories. The technique of absorbance is as old as the first alchemists. Today it remains the most widely used spectroscopic technique for studying liquids and gases due to its simplicity, accuracy, and ease of use. An absorbance spectrum can be used as a qualitative tool to identify or “fingerprint” substances, or as a quantitative tool to measure the concentration of a molecule in solution.

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