The following tutorials will help you understand what to look for when examining an IR spectrum. Select the basic tutorial to learn how to read an IR Spectrum, or select one of the examples to walk through how to interpret a spectrum.
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Interpreting an IR Spectrum
Example: 3-methylbut-3-en-1-ol
Example: 3-methylbenzaldehyde
Infrared (IR) spectroscopy is an experimental tool that scientists use to identify functional groups in a substance. This information is used alongside other spectroscopic techniques for common functional groups. This digital learning object shows interactive 3D models and animations of their important IR functional groups.
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Infrared Spectroscopy and Functional Groups