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What is benzene?
This aromatic compound has conjugated bonds.
What is Tungsten?
The filament producing visible light on a spectrophotometer is made of this.
What is bending and stretching?
These 2 movements are caused by the absorption of IR radiation.
What is an electric field?
The purpose of this is to accelerate the fragments formed.
What is oleum?
This is formed when sulpur trioxide dissolves in concentrated sulphuric acid.
What is a carbonyl?
2,4 dinitrophenylhydrazine forms an orange precipitate with this class of compounds.
What is a quartz cuvette?
This apparatus is made of high-purity silica and must be handled with care.
What is nujol?
This oil is used for preparing solid samples.
What is the M+2 peak?
This represents the presence of a halogen isotope on a mass spectrum.
What is cryolite?
This is used to dissolve aluminium oxide to reduce its melting point.
What is Terylene?
This polymer is formed from ethane-1,2-diol and benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid.
What is a chromophore?
The group of atoms responsible for the absorption of UV/Vis light in a molecule.
What is IR inactive material?
KBr, NaCl, and CaF2 are examples of this.
What is the molecular ion peak?
Represents the relative mass of the analyte on a mass spectrum.
What is zymase?
This enzyme produced by yeast is needed for fermentation to occur,
What is Markovnikov's Rule?
Governs where hydrogen atoms go when bond cleavage occurs.
What are the transitions permitted by UV/Vis spec?
pi to anti-pi, n to anti-pi, and n to anti-sigma
What is a dipole?
Only molecules containing this exhibit IR absorption.
What is the base peak?
Represents the tallest peak in a mass spectrum
What is cullet?
The technical term used to describe crushed glass.
What is dextrorotary spin?
The proper name for when an optically active compound has an overall clockwise spin.
What is 1,10 phenanthroline?
Iron must react with this before undergoing this type of spectroscopy.
What is the Fourier Transform?
This type of IR spec involves this advanced mathematical technique.
What is [C2H4Br(79)]+ ?
This haloalkane fragment has an m/z ratio of 107.
What is ammonium molybdate?
This reagent is used to detect phosphate ions in water.