Beer-Lambert law

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noun Beer-Lam·bert law \ ˈber-ˈläm-ˌbert- \
variants: or less commonly Beer-Lambert's law

Definition of Beer-Lambert law

physics
: beer's law
  • Absorption spectrophotometry is concerned with the absorption of incident radiation, as a function of wavelength, upon passage through a given medium. Its use in quantitative analysis is founded upon the Beer-Lambert Law which relates the amount of radiation absorbed at a given wave length to the concentration and length of the absorbing path.
  • —Tom D. SchlabachEncyclopedia Of Chemistry1966

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Origin and Etymology of beer-lambert law

after Johann Heinrich Lambert †1777 Swiss-Alsatian mathematician and physicist, whose formulation of light absorption in a dense material is complementary to Beer's law


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