Molecular Spectroscopy

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Kaitlyn Jang 1F
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Molecular Spectroscopy

Postby Kaitlyn Jang 1F » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:52 pm

Why can molecular spectroscopy not be used to identify molecules?

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Re: Molecular Spectroscopy

Postby Nick Fiorentino 1E » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:07 pm

It can be, as, just like various atoms, various molecules absorb different types of light, just like atoms.

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Re: Molecular Spectroscopy

Postby chemboi » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:45 pm

To elaborate on the previous answer, the differential wavelength absorption of different elements leads to different atomic spectra (that rainbow spectrum looking rectangle with black lines) which is what molecular spectroscopy deals with

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Re: Molecular Spectroscopy

Postby ahuang » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:49 pm

Molecular spectroscopy can be used to identify molecules, since each element has a certain pattern like a fingerprint.

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