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Moderate

Colorimetry

APCHEM-LT893R

Which of the following is FALSE regarding the absorption and emission of light by solutions of colored compounds?

A

The color of the solution is the color of light that will be most strongly absorbed.

B

Solution colors are the result of electron transitions between excited states and the ground state.

C

A plot of absorbance vs. concentration will be a straight line.

D

The color of the solution is due to light that it transmits, rather than light that it absorbs.