Spectroscopy: Definition and Types


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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) uses which electromagnetic wave to analyze material?

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1. The absorption intensity on an absorption spectrum tells us

2. Mass spectrometry differs from spectroscopy because

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover what you know about spectroscopy basics with this worksheet and attached quiz. You will need to grasp certain things such as what electromagnetic wave is used by nuclear magnetic resonance to analyze material and what is signified from the absorption intensity on an absorption spectrum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to assess your ability to:

  • Recognize how mass spectrometry differs from spectroscopy
  • Analyze how infrared radiation transfers energy
  • Identify what is represented on an absorption spectrum via an absorption wavelength

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on spectroscopy basics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the absorption intensity on an absorption spectrum and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as mass spectrometry and spectroscopy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nuclear magnetic resonance

Additional Learning

Review this lesson on the basics of spectroscopy for further instruction. The lesson is entitled Spectroscopy: Definition and Types and it covers the following:

  • Analyze electromagnetic radiation
  • Define absorption
  • Understand the role of a spectrometer
  • Explain what spectroscopy can tell you