Introduction to Spectroscopy

Written by: William Reusch (Michigan State University)

This is one of those online texts that takes total advantage of being digitized rather than printed. With computer animations, the author explains the fundamentals of spectroscopy. Thankfully, Michigan University continues to share Professor Emeritus William Reusch’s textbook on their website.

Table of Contents for Introduction to Spectroscopy

Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometer
Characteristics of Mass Spectra
Fragmentation Patterns
High Resolution Spectra
Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
UV-Visible Absorption Spectra
The Importance of Conjugation
Infrared Spectroscopy
Vibrational Spectroscopy
Group Frequencies
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
Proton NMR Spectroscopy – The Chemical Shift, Signal Strength and Spin-Spin Splitting
Carbon NMR Spectroscopy

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