Electromagnetic Radiation, Spectral Units, and Alkanes
April 01, 2015
IR Spectral Interpretation Workshop
Interpreting infrared spectra is fun, but to do it properly one must be grounded in theory, which might be not so enjoyable for some. To cover theory and interpretation judiciously, this installment (and the next several installments) will begin with a section on theory and end with coverage of interpreting spectra. Here, we introduce the theory behind light and spectral units and the interpretation of methyl and methylene groups contained in straight alkane chains.