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Homework Help: Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

  1. Dec 1, 2008 #1
    Are the results of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy affected if the metal were ions? For example, if you were trying to measure the amount of zinc in a sample but part of it was dissolved as ions and other parts were simply solid, would they measure the same absorption or would the ions not be counted?
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  3. Dec 1, 2008 #2


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    What wavelength is used in AAS?
  4. Dec 1, 2008 #3


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    In AAS the entire sample must be in solution since it is aspirated into the flame (solids are a no-show). The flame is a plasma of several things including zinc, if that's what is being analyzed. What role do ions play in a plasma?
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