The Infrared Spectroscopy of Alkenes
November 01, 2016
IR Spectral Interpretation Workshop
Now that we have completed our discussion of benzene rings and the infamous “benzene fingers,” the next topic on our hydrocarbon hit parade are carbon-carbon double and triple bonds. C=C bonds, otherwise known as alkenes, come in six different structural isomer types, while triple bonds, known as alkynes, come in two varieties. This column provides you with all the tools you need to distinguish all of these different types of molecules from each other.