Worksheet: IR Spectroscopy Methods

In this worksheet, we will practice choosing an infrared spectroscopic method and comparing the features and limitations of different spectrometers.


Pump-probe experiments in infrared spectroscopy can result in information about what?

  • AThe amount of 𝜋 -backbonding character in a metal-ligand bond.
  • BThe mechanisms of radioactive decay.
  • CThe electronic transition levels within a molecule.
  • DThe molecular functional group vibrational lifetimes.


Which of the following does the instrumentation for infrared analysis most closely resemble?

  • AA mass spectrometer
  • BAn NMR spectrometer
  • CAn electrochemical cell
  • DA UV-Visible spectrophotometer
  • EAn ellipsometer

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