Polarimeter (Chemical)

Polarimeter (Chemical)

Polarimeter (Chemical)

$499.00

The Chemical Polarimeter is a device used for measuring the rotation of plane-polarized light caused by optically active substances such as organic, inorganic, or biological compounds.

ORDER CODE: CHEM-POL Categories ,

The Polarimeter can be used to measure chiral properties of optically active samples without chemically modifying or destroying the sample. This is a vertical polarimeter that uses a 589 nm LED, a fixed polarizer, and a manually rotated polarizer to detect changes in rotation of plane-polarized light in the presence of an optically active compound. Used with Vernier technology, students no longer have to determine the optical maximum with their eye but have a graph that shows a clear change in the light’s polarization.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including chromium, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, see www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Specifications

  • Encoder Resolution: 0.25°
  • Accuracy (optical rotation measurements): ±1°
  • Sensitivity: typically up to OD 2
  • Optical Encoder: Bidirectional, quadrature encoder, 360 cycle per revolution
  • Light Source: LED
  • Wavelength (nominal): 589 nm

Experiments

College (5 experiments)

 

Free Experiments

Preview and/or edit the polarimetry 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 Understanding Polarimetry Student Instructor
2 Observing the Reaction Kinetics of Sucrose with Polarimetry Student Instructor
3 Isolation and Characterization of Protein and Sugar from Milk Student Instructor
4 Isolating the Enantiomers of 1-Phenylethylamine by Fractional Crystalization Student Instructor

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Polarimeter (Chemical) is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.5), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
Logger Pro
Version 3.16
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support
LabQuest MiniComing soonFull support
LabQuest StreamComing soonFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. Future software updates will support the use of this sensor with LabQuest connected via USB to computers or Chromebooks.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
LabQuest 2Full support 1
LabQuest MiniComing soon
LabQuest StreamComing soon

Compatibility Notes

  1. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. Future software updates will support the use of this sensor with LabQuest connected via USB to computers or Chromebooks.
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest StreamComing soonIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest StreamComing soonIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Arduino
Software
InterfaceArduino
Vernier Arduino® Interface ShieldFull support
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
SensorDAQFull support
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support 1
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support
LabQuest 2Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. You can only read the raw count/raw voltage output by this sensor. You must do the programming to convert to proper sensor units.
Original LabQuest
Software
InterfaceLabQuest App for Original LabQuest
Version 1.7.6
Texas Instruments
Software
InterfaceDataQuest
Version 4.2
TI-Nspire Software
TI-Nspire Lab CradleFull support 1Full support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.

What's Included

  • Vernier Chemical Polarimeter
  • One Chemical Polarimeter Sample Cell

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Chemical Polarimeter Accessory CellsCELLS-POL$66.00

Support

Warranty

5-year limited warranty (consumables excluded)

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.

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** The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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