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Kemtec™ AP™ Chemistry Kits: Spectrophotometric Analysis of Copper: Beer's Law

Explore the interaction of light with copper ions in solution using photons from the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Supplier:  Aqua Phoenix Scientific 16102

Catalog No. S07330

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Includes: Copper Sulfate, Pentahydrate; Copper Sulfate 0.12M; Copper Sulfate 0.012M; Copper Sulfate 0.0024M; Copper Sulfate 0.00048M

Requires : Spectrophotometers, 10mL volumetric flasks, 1mL pipets



Students examine the relationship between transmittance, absorbance and solution concentration using Beer's Law (A = ε·b·C) after determining λmax. Fulfill the AP chemistry requirement for using a spectrophotometer and learn to perform serial dilutions.

  • Includes an inquiry based extension for determining the amount of copper in a penny (nitric acid not included)
  • Experiments are adjustable to fit your lab period
  • Minimal prep time
  • Ideal for AP or Honors Chemistry
  • Kit designed to exceed 2013 AP Next Generation National Standards
  • Instructor's manual features background material, easy to follow stepwise protocols, assessment questions, sample data, modeled calculations, and an answer key
  • Meets AP Science Practices: 2, 3 & 5
  • Targets Grades: 10 to14
  • Accommodates 24 Students Working in Groups of 2

Kemtec AP kits are compatible with optional data collection and simulations using TI-Nspire™ handhelds and software. Free activities can be found at



Meets AP Science Practice 2, exceed 2013 AP Next Generation National Standards
10 to 14
Copper sulfate, pentahydrate, 0.12m copper sulfate, 0.012m copper sulfate, 0.0024m copper sulfate, 0.00048m copper sulfate
Spectrophotometric Analysis of Copper, Beer'S Law Chemistry Kit
For students examine the relationship between transmittance, absorbance and solution concentration using beer's law (a = e.b.c) after determining lmax, for ap or honors chemistry
24 Students (12 Groups)


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