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(analytical chemistry)
A method of chemical analysis based on the absorption or attenuation by matter of electromagnetic radiation of a specified wavelength or frequency. The radiation interacts with specific features of the molecular species being determined, such as the vibrational or rotational motions of the chemical bonds. The radiation can also interact with specific atoms or the whole molecule, for example, by causing the molecule to change its electronic energy state.



a branch of measurement technology that draws on spectrometry, photometry, and metrology in developing methods and instruments for the quantitative measurement of spectral absorptance, reflectance, emissivity, and luminance as quantities characterizing media, coatings, surfaces, and radiators.

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For ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, their linearity ranges were observed to be 0.
Due to the nature of spectrophotometry, a given liquid will have different levels of absorbency at different wavelengths.
Third, serum bilirubin was measured using direct spectrophotometry rather than the ideal method of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
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At the optimum experimental conditions of the reaction of the reagent HOTT with mercury (II) in the aqueous solution of pH 4-6, the effective molar absorptivity ([epsilon]) calculated from Beer's-Lambert plot and the Sandell's sensitivity index [22] of the mercury (II)-complex with and without the use of [beta]-correction spectrophotometry were found to be 4.
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The carotenoid content was estimated using spectrophotometry.
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