Spectroscopy is the study of the interactions between matter and radiated energy. Experimentally, the results are returned as a function of wavelength versus amplitude (intensity), where the spectral lines represent the resonance frequency of the sample.

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Why is XeF2 linear? IR related question

The vibrational modes of $\ce{XeF2}$ are at 555, 515, and 213 cm-1 but only two are IR active. Explain why this is consistent with $\ce{XeF2}$ having a linear structure. From what I know, since it ...
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HNMR Assignment

I have a molecule and i need to assign the hnmr. I have a printed spectrum So far my answer is: chemical shift_______splitting pattern_______coupling constant ...
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What splitting pattern is this?

I am trying to find the structure of an unknown molecule. What is the splitting pattern of these sets of lines? I think my unknown molecule is butanol and the hydrogens this splitting pattern is ...
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Nanoscopy Nobel Prize - why are all the tools in the visible light range?

It seems like all the new advances in molecular imaging/microscopy are in the visible light range of the EM spectrum. An example would be the most recent Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Is there some ...
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Proton NMR signals and rings

Does pyridine or furan have the more shielded proton NMR signals? I know that both are aromatic, so both have rather deshielded signals due to ring current combining constructively with the applied ...
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Chemdoodle to mestranova

Is it possible to copy my chemdoodle displayed structure into mestranovea? I have tried simple dragging (mac) and all the various copy/paste options... any ideas?
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How does different diffraction grating effect resolution and sharpness of lines in a line spectrum?

In my lab notebook it asks us to think about the spectroscope further than the reading goes on. It asks if we use a diffraction grating that contains 600 lines/mm in the spectroscope what do we ...
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13C NMR peak location in butanone

The above is the correct $ ^{13}C $ NMR spectrum of butanone. In the $ ^{13}C $ NMR spectrum of butanone, I figure that the peak locations of the first and third carbons should be switched (27.3, ...
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Do acyl fluorides exhibit resonance donation or inductive withdrawal?

I know that in acyl chlorides, there is partial triple bond character in the C=O bond not because the chlorine is electronically donating (due to size mismatch with carbon) but because the chlorine is ...
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What is the product of two irreducible representations on the character table?

Let's say the direct product of $\ce{A1}$ and $\ce{B1}$ on $\ce{C}_{2v}$ character table, what is the direct product of the two for water molecule? or for any other instance in general, what does the ...
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Using MestReNova: An Introduction

Can anyone help me with a quick question regarding MestReNova 9.0. I have been fiddling with this thing all day and before you ask yes, I have consulted the users guide to no avail. I want to do ...
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Ring Strain and C=O Stretching Frequency

Why does C=O stretching frequency increase with ring strain? Why does conjugation decrease C=O ring strain? I am told that cyclopropanone exhibits a higher C=O stretching frequency than does ...
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Why does the absorbance of Ca decrease in the presence of certain metals?

I'm trying to find a reason for an experimental observation, I noticed that when the absorbance of $\ce{Ca}$ is measured with FAS(flame atomic spectroscopy) that it decreases when metals such as ...
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Symmetry labels for orbitals

What are the symmetry labels for the p and d orbitals of $\ce {[PtCl4]^{2-}}$ ? I understand the concept of symmetry labels for molecules. some explanation of how it applies to orbitals would be ...
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Unequal ionization energies of methane

Why does methane have two different ionization potentials? How does this work? I understand that MO theory predicts C-H bonds of differing strength, while hybridization predicts C-H bonds of varying ...
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Why are d-d electronic transitions forbidden and weakly absorbing? Why do they occur at all?

I am unable to understand why d-d electronic transitions are forbidden? Why are they weakly absorbing and apart from that, why do they occur at all?
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Is trans-2-butene IR active with regard to its C=C bond?

To be IR active, the vibration of a bond must result in a substantial change in dipole moment. Since trans-2-butene is symmetrical, will the C=C stretch show up on IR? Something tells me no because ...
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how to determine timescale with characterization methods?

There are as classified in the Atkins textbook 4 different timescales on material characterization: a)Time during which a quantum of radiation or a particle can interact with a molecule. b)Lifetime of ...
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Resonance contributors and IR stretching frequency

I am told that a carboxylic ester would have a higher carbonyl stretching wave number than a carboxylic amide due to there being more double bond character in the carbonyl group of the ester. This ...
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UV-VIS spectra of n-decanes

I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find UV-VIS spectra of the n-decanes. Specifically tetradecane and dodecane. I can't seem to find such information using my regular search methods, so I ...
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Photoelectric Effect in Semiconductors

Is the photoelectric effect possible for semiconductors? I imagine that this might be, if possible, a two-photon process: excitation of an electron from a filled to conductance band, and then on to ...
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Difference between torsion, out of plane, coplanar and perpendicular bends?

In Infrared spectroscopy, stretches are easily understandable. But, how do I visualize (or conceptually understand) the difference between dihedral (torsions), out of plane bends, coplanar bends, and ...
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Atmopsheric Gas IR-Spectra

I am looking for normal resolution IR-spectra of: $\ce{O2}$ and $\ce{N2}$ at high concentrations and; common minor gas in atmosphere: $\ce{H2O}$, $\ce{CO}$, and $\ce{CO2}$ at environmental ...
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light Intensity and its effects on energy and emitted electron on metal surface

we have a metal surface with electrons in a specific energy state say X ,now we shine light on it of specific wavelength and intensity. now what if i double the intensity of light , what would happen ...
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Help with identifying an unknown substance?

I have the following IR and NMR of an unknown substance. Can someone tell me what is a possible structure of the compound or point me in the correct direction. So far I am thinking of a benzene ring ...
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Identifying an unknown compound(w/ NMR/IR)?

I need some help identifying the following unknown compound. Any suggestions or hints regarding the possible compound would be highly appreciated. So far I am thinking the broad peak on the IR is an ...
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Interpreting the Infrared Spectroscopy(IR)?

I have already attempted to interpret some of the peaks. Please tell me if they are correct/incorrect and anything that I have missed. Thanks !
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Information depth in x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

What is 'information depth' in XPS and what does determine it? Also how does it depend on the 'take-off angle'?
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How can I determine/quantify the presence of boron nitride on a metal surface?

We use micron-grade hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) to coat the surface of bullets that are jacketed in gilding metal. This coating is mechanically embedded/plated onto the surface in order to increase ...
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Synthesizing monodisperse PbS quantum dots

For a research project, I am trying to synthesize lead (II) sulfide quantum dots using the method of Li et al.. Basically, I am injecting sulfur dissolved in 1-octadecene into a mixture of PbO, oleic ...
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How to make approximation of rotational partition function of diatomic linear molecules?

Using the rigid rotor approximation to the level energies, and such other appropriate assumptions, we can approximate rotational partition function, $Q_{\mathrm{rot}}$, of linear molecules as follows: ...
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Interpretation of the following IR?

I have the following IR Spectrum that I am trying to interpret: So far I am thinking this compound have: a primary amine due to two peaks at 3624 and 3533. The sharp peak 3416 could indicate an ...
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$\ce{^13}$C NMR of dimethyl 3,4,5,6-tetraphenylphthalate?

I am trying to assign the peaks here to dimethylphenylphatalate but all the benzene rings are throwing me off. All I can get is that the further most signal is the carbonyl carbon (168.71) and the ...
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Benzaldehyde NMR Question?

Assuming this image is correct, why is the Carbon-3 more deshielded than Carbon-2 and Carbon-1 ? From what I understand, deshielding is the greatest when the Carbon atom is closer to electron ...
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NMR Spectroscopy Question

From my understanding NMR spectroscopy works by analyzing the resonance frequency of each structure around a hydrogen or carbon. Since every structure is unique and has unique resonance frequency it ...
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What are some incapabilities that the early spectroscopy have when compared to the more modern method?

What are some incapabilities that the earlier spectroscopy (Visible, Ultraviolet and Infra-red) have when compared to the more modern method?
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HNMR - Peak Splitting

If you have $\ce{CH3-\color{\red}{CH2}-CH2Br}$ Then the $\ce{CH2}$ (in red) would have a peak splitting of $12$ because $(n+1)(m+1)$ where $n$ for the $\ce{CH3}$ is $(3+1=4)$ and m for $\ce{CH2}$ is ...
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Is visible spectroscopy the only non-electronic method of all the spectroscopy method?

Is visible spectroscopy the only non-electronic method of all the spectroscopy method? I know some of the spectroscopy method is possible being used because of electronics.
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How could a scientist from the 1800s to the 1920s run spectroscopy of chemicals?

How would such a scientist be able to get the spectroscopy of chemicals? Without access to modern computing or electronics how would it be possible? Any video link or reference link are much ...
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How to calculate the rotational constants for different states from a stick spectrum?

Given a stick spectrum for an unknown diatomic molecule, how do you determine the rotational constants $B_\nu$ for both the excited and ground states given that $$E_{j}=B_{\nu}j(j+1)$$
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Distinguish between symmetric and asymmetric molecules with IR

I get increasingly nervous as I get my organic lab course reports. For, I often get asked whether the peak in the IR comes from an asymmetric or symmetric stretch. I've looked at about ten books and ...
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Why is a singlet state called singlet and a triplet state called triplet?

I kind of get the idea of singlet and triplet states. But why are they called singlet and triplet (what is the single and what is the triple in these cases)? I feel that I am missing something ...
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What is the process involved in performing a mass spectrometry experiment?

I have heard that mass spectrometry is very time consuming: why is this? What is the process involved in performing a mass spectrometry experiment? What steps are the most time consuming?
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Could someone please explain the difference between m/z and m/e in mass spectroscopy

The definition: The abbreviation m/z is used to denote the dimensionless quantity formed by dividing the mass number of an ion by its charge number. It has long been called the mass-to-charge ratio ...
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Difference between an absorbance, emission, and excitation spectrum for uv-visible spectroscopy

The exam paper answer is 500, because we need the wavelength of "maximum absorbance." But this graph shows two curves, and the absorbance curve is omitted. But what is the difference between an ...
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How to calculate m/e value for the base peak in mass spectroscopy?

My working out: Propan-1-ol : CH3CH2CH2OH This can be broken up into: CH3 + CH2CH2OH CH3CH2 + CH2OH CH3CH2CH2 + OH Base peak = most abundant fragment formed (highest peak) How do i know which ...
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UV-Visible Spectroscopy in the analysis of sodium chloride in potato chips

Here is the question and answer out of an exam paper: Firstly, I thought UV-Visible can also use radiation in the visible spectrum. Also when analyzing sodium chloride (a molecule), then UV-Visible ...
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1H-NMR and deducing structures

here is the data booklet we must refer too: Here is the exam paper solution: I dont understand how they conclude this. Peak areas and the chemical shifts seem to be different for me. For ...
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Fluorescence Spectra, emission spectrum

What exactly does the excitation spectrum tell us about a sample in Florescence Spectroscopy, what information does it tell us? I know that we will get an output of concentration vs intensity but ...