Wireless Polarimeter

Product Code: PS-2235

Description

With PASCO’s Polarimeter, you can measure the optical rotation of chiral compounds. This makes it ideal for introductory Organic and Biochemistry experiments dealing with chirality.

Plane polarized light is passed through a sample which contains a chiral compound, to an analyzer and a detector. The degree of optical rotation of the plane-polarized light is based on the type and amount of sample present. Determine the concentration of a sugar solution based on the optical rotation of plane-polarized light.

The Polarimeter also features both Bluetooth® and USB connectivity, the Polarimeter works on your iPad®, Chromebook™, Android® tablet, and Windows® or Mac Computers® running PASCO software for data collection and analysis.

Learn how the new PASCO Polarimeter is used to measure the optical rotation of plane-polarized light by chiral compounds.


Lab Activities & Experiments


Includes

  • Polarimeter
  • One Sample Cell

Product Specifications

Bluetooth® and USB connectivity
589 nm LED light source
Accuracy = ± 0.09º optical rotation
SPARKvue- and Capstone-compatible
Industry-standard, horizontal polarimeter sample cell (100 mm)

Battery and Logging

Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1 Not Supported
Battery – Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2 >11 hr
Battery – Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3 Not Supported
Battery Type LiPo

1 Minimum # of data points with all measurements enabled, actual results depend on enabled measurements.

2 Continuous use in a connected state until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.

3 Logging until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.

* Normal classroom use is the sensor in active use for 20min/lab for 120 lab periods/yr.


Support Documents

Polarimeter Manual – 696.53 KB

Specifications
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth and USB
Light Source
  • 589 nm LED
Accuracy
  • ± 0.09° optical rotation
Sample Holder
  • Industry-standard 100 mm horizontal sample cell
Replacement Parts

Polarimetry Sample Cell Replacement
(PS-2234)

Horizontal replacement sample holder for PASCO’s Polarimeter.

Replacement Battery, Rechargeable LiPoly 3.7V 2500mAh
(PS-2569)

A replacement battery for the SPARK Science Learning System, Wireless Spectrometer and the SPARKlink Air

Manual Downloads
Polarimeter Manual PS-2235
(690 KB – .pdf – English)

Video

 

PASCO Polarimeter: Introduction Video

Learn how the new PASCO Polarimeter is used to measure the optical rotation of plane-polarized light by chiral compounds.

 

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