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This course addresses spectroscopic methods of analysis. In particular, the application of these methods to the identification and structural analyses of organic compounds will be emphasized. Infrared, ultraviolet, visible, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy will be looked at in terms of basic theory, sampling, data collection, spectral evaluation and interpretation. Correlation tables will be used to predict and identify the structure of a variety of organic compounds using spectra alone and in combination. The laboratory component of this course provides hands-on experience using infrared, ultraviolet/visible, and atomic absorption, emission and fluorometry spectroscopies in addition to a number of other instrumental methods.
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