Absorbance

The absorbance (symbol: A), usually the y axis of a uv spectrum, is defined as follows.



If the sample absorbs no light,



If the sample absorbs light,



Thus, the greater the amount of the light absorbed by the sample, the larger the absorbance.

See also Beer-Lambert Law.

 

 

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