Absorption Spectroscopy: Definition & Types


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What is being absorbed in absorption spectroscopy?

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1. What is spectroscopy?

2. What can spectroscopy be used for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To gauge your comprehension of absorption spectroscopy, feel free to take this interactive quiz or complete the printable worksheet. You can measure your knowledge of what spectroscopy is and how it's used and also check your comprehension of the procedure of absorption spectroscopy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By taking this quiz or completing this worksheet, you can check your understanding of the following:

  • Item(s) being absorbed during absorption spectroscopy
  • Definition of spectroscopy
  • Use of spectroscopy
  • How you can figure out the chemical make-up of an unknown material using absorption spectroscopy
  • Deciding which waves to use in absorption spectroscopy

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms like spectroscopy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the item(s) being absorbed during absorption spectroscopy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a use of spectroscopy and a way to determine the chemical make-up of an unknown material

Additional Learning

Accompanying this quiz and worksheet is a lesson called Absorption Spectroscopy: Definition & Types. Study this lesson at your own pace to gain greater insight into the following:

  • Definition of emission
  • How spectrophotometers are categorized
  • UV spectrum in nanometers