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Title: CuCl2 Absorbance
Post by: Ebelvonde on November 25, 2019, 03:24:01 PM
I've done an absorbance plot for CuCl2 at different concentrations. It's basically linear as expected, but slightly curves above and below 0.1M (I did a dilution series from 0-0.2M) is this because of the solvent used (water and some glycerol) or is because the equilibrium is shifted to produce more/less Cu2+ ions? I've looked but can't find anything concrete. Thanks!
Title: Re: CuCl2 Absorbance
Post by: Corribus on November 25, 2019, 03:27:17 PM
What is your optical density at the concentrations in question, and which way is the curvature?
The Beer-Lambert law breaks down at high concentrations.