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Spectroscopy & Spectrometry

IR: Recording Spectra

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Learn the key components and correct use of an ATR FT-IR spectrometer. Practise recording an IR spectrum of both a liquid and a solid sample.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key components of an ATR FT-IR spectrometer
  • Understand the importance of recording a background spectrum
  • Correctly record IR spectra of a liquid and a solid sample
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Skills

Using Instruments and Equipment

  • What the main components of an ATR FT-IR spectrometer are
  • Why you need to use the pressure tower to clamp solid samples

Obtaining and Recording Data

  • Why it is necessary to record a background spectrum 
  • Why it is important to clean the spectrometer prior to use and in between samples

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