Differentiating spectroscopies

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Differentiating spectroscopies

Postby daniella_knight1I » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:38 pm

What's the difference between atomic spectroscopy and molecular spectroscopy?

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Re: Differentiating spectroscopies

Postby Srikar_Ramshetty 1K » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:57 pm

Atomic spectroscopy concerns an element and is focused on the natures of only that element, such as exciting an electron. Molecular spectroscopy concerns molecules, which are composed of atoms. Molecular spectroscopy focuses on how molecules interact including their bonding and electromagnetic interactions.

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Re: Differentiating spectroscopies

Postby LorenzoDuvergne3I » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Atomic spectroscopy is the study of how e-m radiation interacts with atoms and molecules, while molecular spectroscopy is the same study but with properties unique to molecules. Atomic spectroscopy can only tell you the composition of the atom/molecule while molecular can be used to study molecule-specific properties like the bonds of the molecule.

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