Author | Brian C. Smith

Articles

The C=O Bond, Part III: Carboxylic Acids

January 01, 2018

Spectroscopy

Article

How to spot carboxylic acids in your IR spectra

The Carbonyl Group, Part I: Introduction

September 01, 2017

Spectroscopy

Article

An introduction to the IR spectroscopy of the carbonyl group, exploring why the peak is intense and showing how to apply that knowledge to the analysis of the spectra of ketones

An IR Spectral Interpretation Potpourri: Carbohydrates and Alkynes

July 01, 2017

Spectroscopy

Article

Two unrelated discussions are presented: carbohydrates and alkynes.

Alcohols—The Rest of the Story

April 01, 2017

Spectroscopy

Article

In addition to primary alcohols there exist secondary and tertiary alcohols.