Links to these pages are provided for those who wish to further explore the course topics. In some instances, the procedures and experiments described there are similar to those used in this class. This may provide additional insight into the experiments covered in this course.
- IR Tutor (Edison Project) The software demonstrates the normal vibrational modes of molecular vibration, such as stretching, bending, and rocking. You can easily learn to correlate characteristic spectral features with molecular structure. Animated graphics clarify even vibrations that are difficult to comprehend, such as the out-of-plane ring bend. IR Tutor is available for use on either a Macintosh or PC. You can download a Demo version from this site which is very useful.
- Infrared Spectroscopy Tutorial -- brief overview of theory behind IR spectroscopy, some sample spectra, and a table of absorption frequencies!! Mass Spectroscopy Tutorial -- brief overview of theory sample spectra to analyze.
General Chemisty Links
Tutorials and Other Useful Links
- Rasmol -- a structure viewing program intended for the visualization of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules. Can read most of the major molecular file formats.
- NMR Spectroscopy Tutorial -- a brief overview about the theory and then some examples of spectral analysis. Also included is a table of chemical shifts!!