Move the color wheel out of the art room and into the laboratory! Vernier chemistry expert Dr. Melissa Hill demonstrates a colorful chemistry experiment that you can bring to your advanced high school and college classes. In this experiment, students use their understanding of absorption spectroscopy to plan and prepare equilibrium systems featuring six vibrant colors.

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Key Takeaways 

  • See a hands-on demonstration using the Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer and the Go Direct pH Sensor to investigate Le Chatelier’s principle, while getting our top teaching strategies for using color-changing acid-base indicators.
  • Walk away with an experiment that helps students demonstrate their understanding of NGSS crosscutting concepts, including cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; and stability and change.
  • See best practices for creating and comparing absorption spectrum graphs using our free Spectral Analysis software.