Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy


This is part of the HSC Chemistry course under the topic Analysis of Organic Substances. 

HSC Chemistry Syllabus

Investigate the processes used to analyse the structure of simple organic compounds addressed in the course, including but not limited to:

  • proton and carbon-13 NMR

  • mass spectrometry

  • infrared spectroscopy (ACSCH130)

    What is Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)?

    This video introduces the concept of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). It explains how NMR can be used to analyse atoms of organic molecules.


    Carbon-13 NMR

    What is carbon-13 NMR? What information does carbon-13 NMR provide on an organic molecule? This video explains how carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy can be used to analyse organic molecules and outlines the key information that a carbon-13 NMR spectrum can provide.



    Proton NMR

    What is proton NMR? This video explains how proton NMR works and how to interpret proton NMR spectra for organic molecules. In the video, we also discuss the concept of signal splitting (J-coupling) and using the relative intensity of each signal to gain additional information on an organic molecule. 



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