What is spectroscopy and it's types?Explain.

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May 27, 2018

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In my experience, spectroscopy is something that can be used to find out an unknown molecule. They have graphs you can use to determine what stuff there are,

The kind of spectroscopy i know is...
C NMR, IR (infared) and Mass spectroscopy.

C NMR (Carbon NMR) is used to find out how many different 'carbon' environments there are in a molecule. In the same way, H NMR is used to find out 'hydrogen' environments.

IR, is used to find out types of chemical bonds like, C=C (carbon atoms double bonded to another carbon atom) or maybe even a carbon bonded to a hydrogen.

Mass spectroscopy can be used to find out the mass of a molecule or the mass of other molecules that came from the original molecule.

In summary...
C NMR = how many carbon stuff
IR = what bonds there are
Mass spec. = what mass does the molecule have

together, these can help you find out an unknown molecule; helps you figure out what thing you have.