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How do I run the AP Chemistry food dye lab with a Colorimeter instead of a Spectrometer?

In Lab #1 of the 2013 AP Chemistry lab book published by AP Central, the student is directed to measure % transmittance (%T) of a series of solutions of blue 1 food dye.

When using a Colorimeter, Logger Pro 3 defaults to displaying both %T and absorbance, and the default graph is set up to plot absorbance vs. time. To hide the absorbance readings and set the data collection mode to Events with Entry requires a fair amount of work before students use Logger Pro 3 to collect data.

Thus, we have prepared a special Logger Pro 3 file to use with this experiment. Download the file at:
http://www.vernier.com/til/files/3148/vst_ap_chemistry_food_dyes.zip

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