Infrared Spectroscopy & Molecule Identification


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How does IR spectroscopy identify different molecules?

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1. What is the fingerprint region of an IR spectrum?

2. What can you tell me about the following molecule based on the IR spectrum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo lets you see what you know about infrared spectroscopy and molecule identification. For the quiz, you need to know about the fingerprint region of an IR spectrum and identifying molecules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are addressed on the quiz:

  • Determining the exact molecule after identifying it has carboxylic acid and alkanes
  • How IR spectroscopy identifies different molecules
  • The fingerprint region of an IR spectrum
  • Example of an IR spectrum

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on IR spectroscopy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how greenhouse gases are related to infrared radiation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using the IR spectrum

Additional Learning

Learn more about these identification techniques by gaining access to the lesson, Infrared Spectroscopy & Molecule Identification. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • The purpose of infrared spectroscopy
  • Functional groups
  • Examples of spectrums