Structure & Reactivity

Structure Determination

Infrared Spectroscopy

IR9. Misleading Peaks

There are some practical problems that can make IR interpretation in real life more difficult. Being aware of these problems may make you double-check your suspicions:

In addition, there are complications that you may run into based on the instrument or technique used to obtain the spectrum.


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