prelab chemistry

  • Review the Skill Builders, and be sure you understand the concepts in them:
  • How to generate a standard curve complete with a title and labeled axes
  • How to make a solution from a solid and calculate its concentration.
  • How to determine the concentration of diluted solutions made from a given stock solution.
  • The variables in the Beer-Lambert law and how this law will be used in this experiment.
  • Basic concepts of molecular spectroscopy to include:
  • The relationship between transmittance and absorbance.
  • How the Genesys spectrophotometer works, how to prepare it for use, and what data we’ll collect from it.
  • The relationship between a chemical’s lambda max (lmax) and the color we see.