Introduction to Spectroscopy (Spectrometry)

  • L. D. S. Yadav


Organic chemists use spectroscopy as a necessary tool for structure determination. Spectroscopy may be defined as the study of the quantized interaction of electromagnetic radiations with matter. Electromagnetic radiations are produced by the oscillation of electric charge and magnetic field residing on the atom. There are various forms of electromagnetic radiation, e.g. light (visible), ultraviolet, infrared, X-rays, microwaves, radio waves, cosmic rays etc.


Absorption Spectrum Emission Spectrum Electromagnetic Radiation Ultraviolet Radiation Radio Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. D. S. Yadav
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

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