Chemical Sciences Physical Chemistry Experiments

Nuclear Magnetic Resosnace Spectrocopy and Evaulation of Simple 1H NMR Spectra of Select Organic Compounds

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the powerful analytical techniques used in determining the structure of organic compounds. Isotopes of 1H, 13C, 19F and 31P have I = ½ and of great interest. 1H NMR or the proton NMR is the technique in which the hydrogen nuclei of the compound/substance is studied in order to determine the structure of the compound under study. The two most characteristic of a NMR spectra are the chemical shift and the coupling constant. This experiment deals with virtually recording the proton NMR spectra for a set of samples and analyzing them.