Investigation of a Solution’s Color (Qualitative and Quantitative) - Guided Inquiry Activity A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines.


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Title Investigation of a Solution’s Color (Qualitative and Quantitative) - Guided Inquiry Activity
Description Learning goals for this guided inquiry activity include for students to be able to, (1) Describe the relationship between solution concentration and color intensity for various metal ions; (2) Sketch absorbance vs. wavelength spectra; (3) Develop a proportional relationship between absorbance and concentration; (4) Explain solution color in terms of the variable absorption or transmission of mixtures of red, green and blue light
Subject Chemistry
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords absorbance, beer's law, color, concentration, spectroscopy, transmission
Simulation(s) Hukum Beer (HTML5), Hukum Beer, Tampilan Warna Cahaya (HTML5), Tampilan Cahaya


Author(s) Ted Clark, Julia Chamberlain
Contact Email phethelp@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 14/11/05
Date updated 15/06/23