Discovering Beer’s Law by a Simulation-based Laboratory

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Title Discovering Beer’s Law by a Simulation-based Laboratory
Description Uses the PhET Beer's Law Simulation to derive Beer's Law. Students are instructed how to use the sim including a link to a video. Students then proceed to investigate pathlength, wavelength, and concentration. Post-lab questions use data collected in the lab to see if students have grasp the concepts in the activity.
Subject Chemistry
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity, Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Beer's Law, data analysis, linear regression, spectrophotometry
Simulation(s) Beer's Law Lab (HTML5)

Author(s) Scott Sinex
School / Organization Prince George's Community College
Date submitted 4/4/20
Date updated 4/7/20