Spectrophotometer: Definition, Uses & Parts


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Why is a spectrophotometer important in science?

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1. What does a monochromator do in a spectrophotometer?

2. What does a spectrophotometer directly measure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of spectrophotometers, UV spectrophotometers, and monochromators.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics within this quiz include:

  • The measurements of a spectrophotometer
  • A monochromator's purpose
  • Science's need for spectrophotometers

Skills Practiced

Improve the following skills using the quiz and worksheet:

  • Defining key concepts - use the information from the lesson to specify the purpose of a monochromator
  • Knowledge application - recall the material concerning UV spectrophotometer to be able to answer a question about its significance
  • Interpreting information - analyze what you have learned regarding spectrophotometers to understand what they measure

Additional Learning

To explore the world of spectrophotometers and monochromators, check out the tutorial titled Spectrophotometer: Definition, Uses & Parts. This lesson investigates:

  • Cuvettes
  • Measuring absorbance
  • UV spectroscopy