Jake J.

asked • 02/16/17

Light absorbance vs absorbance confusion?

okay so on my paper i have unknown percentage light absorbance of 19, 20, and 23, and i have an equation of y=mx+b, where y is the absorbance and x is the concentration which i need to find by plugging in the absorbance for y. what confuses me is in the paper it said "20 light absorbance is 80% transmitted, percent absorbed does not equal absorbance" i am stuck because i have percentage of light absorbance of 19,20, and 23, am i suppose to subtract that from 100 and get result of that as my absorbance? but then wouldn't that be transmitted? 

1 Expert Answer

By:

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.

OR

Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.