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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.

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Full Support

    The Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.7.2), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for ComputersVersion 4.0Logger ProVersion 3.14
    No interface requiredIncompatibleFull support
    LabQuest 2Full support 1Incompatible

    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. This sensor is not supported when connected to a computer or Chromebook via USB.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for ChromeVersion 4
    LabQuest 2Full support 1

    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. This sensor is not supported when connected to a computer or Chromebook via USB.
  • Mobile Devices
    Mobile Devices

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for iOSVersion 4Graphical Analysis for AndroidVersion 3.1.1
    LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Mobile devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  • Additional Platforms
    Additional Platforms

    You can also use the Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer with these platforms:

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.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Vernier UV-VIS SpectrophotometerVSP-UV$1,999
Optional Accessories
Plastic Cuvettes (UV-VIS)CUV-UV$99
Quartz CuvettesCUV-QUARTZ$159
Vernier Spectrophotometer Optical FiberVSP-FIBER$69

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