Spectrophotometers are precision instruments designed to measure light intensity in relation to wavelength. With the ability to measure a variety of wavelengths, spectrophotometers can accurately quantify concentrations of compounds in aqueous solutions.
Spectrophotometers come in two types: single beam and double beam configurations. Single beam models use a reference standard to standardize readings and are compact, while double beam models measure the ratio of light intensities and provide a higher dynamic range. Both provide accurate, reliable readings for analytical and research applications.