FTIR Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy is the study of how light interacts with matter. We can use spectroscopy to determine the structure and functional groups in organic compounds. In this tutorial, Jay introduces the theory of IR spectroscopy and shows how to analyze simple IR spectra.

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Introduction to infrared spectroscopy

Bonds as springs

Signal characteristics – wavenumber

IR spectra for hydrocarbons

Signal characteristics – intensity

Signal characteristics – shape

Symmetric and asymmetric stretching

IR signals for carbonyl compounds

IR spectra practice