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violinist86
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absorbance

Post by violinist86 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:45 pm

I understand absorbance and how to get to it but why do we do it? What is the purpose of absorbance?

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Re: absorbance

Post by jonmoulton » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:46 pm

You can use absorbance at a specific wavelength to measure concentration in a simple solution. Spectra can be used to help identify the identity of unknown compounds.

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