Optical Analysis

SKU: LTOPA00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

In this course, the basic principles and operation of optical analytical instruments are discussed. This course looks at the basic principles, operation, and use of colorimeters, polarimeters, turbidimeters, nephelometers, and refractometers.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Define the following terms: "electromagnetic radiation," "electromagnetic spectrum," "frequency," and "wavelength."
  • Describe in general terms the relationship between electromagnetic radiation and optical analysis.
  • Identify the parts of a colorimeter.
  • Explain how a colorimeter is used to analyze a sample.
  • Explain how a calibration curve is obtained.
  • Describe the basic principles of polarimetry.
  • Identify the parts of a simple polarimeter.
  • Explain how to set up and use a simple polarimeter.
  • Describe a general procedure for performing an analysis using an automatic polarimeter.
  • Describe the basic principles of turbidimetry and nephelometry.
  • Describe a general procedure for using a turbidimeter to analyze a sample.
  • Describe the basic principles of refractometry.
  • Describe a procedure for using a refractometer.
  • Define the term "refractive index" and identify factors that can affect the refractive index of a sample.
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