Cocl2 Lab Report

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Woods Chem-140 Lab-8 Visible Spectroscopy with CoCl2 - 1 - Purpose: In this experiment you will learn to use visible spectroscopy to determine the concentration (molarity) of a solution, and use MS Excel to analyze your experimental data. You will also gain additional experience in preparing solutions and using molarity. Prelab: wavelengths around that point at 10 nm intervals until you get a maximum. (There is no need to try to get closer than 10 nm). 0.9 0.8 0.7 Absorbance 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 λ max 500 nm 550 nm • • Make sure you understand the directions for using the spectrophotometer and have them written in your manual. Complete the questions on the prelab page. Introduction: There are many different chemical methods that can be used to determine the concentration of a solution. You have already used one method, titration, to find the concentration of Ca+2 ions in a sample of water, and another, density, in finding the concentration of ethanol. In this lab you will use a method called visible spectroscopy to determine the concentration of a solution of CoCl2. This method relies on the fact that colored solutions will…show more content…
Each cuvette is marked at the top and must be positioned toward the front of the spectrophotometer when taking measurements. Handle these tubes with extreme care to keep both the inside and outside surfaces clean and free of scratches. Cleaning the Cuvette: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. NEVER use a brush to clean the inside of the cuvette. Rinse the tube with distilled water several times. Add about 1 mL of the solution to be measured. Tilt and turn the cuvette so that the solution has contact with all the surfaces. Discard this solution and repeat this rinse once more. Fill the cuvette about 3/4 full of the solution you wish to test. Wipe the outside of the cuvette with a soft tissue (Chemwipe) to remove any moisture or fingerprints from the outside

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