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Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

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The Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is a portable ultraviolet and visible light spectrophotometer for measuring the absorbance spectra of various chemical and biochemical compounds.

Description

The Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is an easy and accurate instrument ideal for measuring the absorbance spectra of various chemical and biochemical compounds. An optical fiber accessory can be attached to the spectrophotometer for emission spectrum experiments. It has a USB interface allowing it to plug directly into your computer or LabQuest for data collection.

Sample Data

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Specifications

  • Dimensions: 18.5 cm × 17.0 cm × 7.0 cm
  • Power Supply: AC adapter (included)
  • Power Consumption: 3 A start-up, 500 mA continuous
  • Light Source: deuterium (UV) and incandescent (VIS)
  • Detector: Linear CCD
  • Wavelength Range: 220–850 nm
  • Wavelength Reporting Interval: ~ 1 nm
  • Optical Resolution: 3.0 nm (as determined with 486 nm hydrogen emission spectral line FWHM)
  • Wavelength Accuracy: ± 2.0 nm (as determined with holmium oxide NIST standard)
  • Photometric Accuracy: ± 5.0% (as determined with potassium dichromate NIST standards)
  • Photometric Range (for best accuracy): 0.1–1.0
  • Typical Scan Time: ~ 2 s
  • Operating Temperature: 15–35°C
Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Preview and/or edit the spectroscopy experiments for your curriculum by downloading the experiments below. The Student download includes objectives, materials, procedures, and analysis. The Instructor download includes notes, sample results and graphs, and answers.

Experiment Download
1 Malate Dehydrogenase Enzyme Assay Student Instructor
2 The Synthesis and Analysis of Aspirin Student Instructor
3 Nucleic Acid Quantitation Student Instructor

Compatibility Requirements

The Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

What’s Included

  • Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • AC power supply
  • Two Starna quartz cuvettes
  • USB cable
  • User manual

Ordering Information

  • All prices are for U.S. educators.
  • Due to the product weight, additional shipping charges will apply.
NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Vernier UV-VIS SpectrophotometerVSP-UV$1,999
Optional Accessories
Quartz CuvettesCUV-QUARTZ$159
Vernier UV-VIS Spectrometer Optical FiberVSP-UV-FIBER$79

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