Spectroscopic Analysis of Inorganic Substances


This is part of the HSC Chemistry course under the topic Analysis of Inorganic Compounds. This section explores three commonly used spectroscopy techniques: Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, UV-visible Spectrophotometry and Colourimetry.

HSC Chemistry Syllabus

Conduct investigations and/or process data to determine the concentration of coloured species and/or metal ions in aqueous solution, including but not limited to, the use of:

  • colourimetry

  • ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry

  • atomic absorption spectroscopy

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

This video explores one of the commonest quantitative techniques used to measure concentration of metal ions - atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS).


UV-visible Spectrophotometry and Colourimetry

This video explores the application of spectroscopy in UV-visible spectrophotometry and colourimetry.




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