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ERIC Number: EJ1159475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Spectroscopy 101: A Practical Introduction to Spectroscopy and Analysis for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratories
Morrill, Lucas A.; Kammeyer, Jacquelin K.; Garg, Neil K.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n10 p1584-1586 Oct 2017
An undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory that provides an introduction to various spectroscopic techniques is reported. Whereas organic spectroscopy is most often learned and practiced in the context of reaction analyses, this laboratory experiment allows students to become comfortable with [superscript 1]H NMR, [superscript 13]C NMR, and IR spectroscopy, in addition to mass spectrometry. The laboratory experiment also teaches students how to perform thin-layer chromatography. The specific compound analyzed is isoamyl acetate, commonly known as "banana oil." With the skills acquired from completing this laboratory experiment early in a given course, students are well-prepared to perform spectroscopic analyses in subsequent experiments encountered in their organic chemistry laboratory course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: CHE1048804; S10RR025631