The second half of the book is composed largely of correlation charts and tables of group absorption frequencies. These provide the basic information necessary for a reasonable interpretation of the infra-red spectrum of an organic compound. Reciprocal tables and a general index are included. It must be emphasized most strongly that incorrect use of these charts and tables will inevitably lead to erroneous conclusions. Furthermore, since the tables give ranges of absorption frequencies for each structural unit, detailed spectral information for a compound or a related model should be sought in the literature. Bellamy 1 and Jones and Sandorfy 2 have made comprehensive collections of references which are invaluable aids in this respect. Assignment of absorption frequencies to specific vibrations should be made only after a careful consideration of the variables involved, as described in Part I.
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