The interactive lab primer - running an infrared spectrum


Infrared (IR) spectroscopy is a technique which reveals the bonds present in a compound and therefore can be used to identify functional groups. A sample of reaction product can be analysed to confirm its composition by comparison to a pure sample, or to judge the extent of reaction by comparison with the starting material.


Video instructions on how to run an infrared spectrum.


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