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Introduction to Spectroscopy

Author(s): Donald L. Pavia

ISBN: 9788131529164

5th Edition

Copyright: 2015

India Release: 2015


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 784

Trim Size: 254 X 203 mm

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Introduce your students to the latest advances in spectroscopy with the text that has set the standard in the field for more than three decades: INTRODUCTION TO SPECTROSCOPY, 5e, by Donald L. Pavia, Gary M. Lampman, George A. Kriz, and James R. Vyvyan. Whether you use the book as a primary text in an upper-level spectroscopy course or as a companion book with an organic chemistry text, your students will receive an unmatched, systematic introduction to spectra and basic theoretical concepts in spectroscopic methods. This acclaimed resource features up-to-date spectra; a modern presentation of one-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy; an introduction to biological molecules in mass spectrometry; and coverage of modern techniques alongside DEPT, COSY, and HECTOR.

  • NEWEST SPECTRA TECHNIQUES: You can easily provide students with the latest spectra techniques, found in Appendix 10, "Index of Spectra".
  • MODERN COVERAGE: The book provides a modern presentation on one-dimensional NMR spectroscopy.
  • DETAILED COVERAGE: The mass spectrometry material in Chapter 8 provides a detailed look at biological molecules for the latest coverage on this important topic.
  • NEWEST SPECTRA TECHNIQUES: The latest spectra techniques are provided in Appendix 10, "Index of Spectra".
  • UP-TO-DATE SPECTROGRAPHS: Throughout the text, spectrographs are created with the latest techniques to ensure accuracy.
  • A TRUSTED, PROVEN RESOURCE: For more than 30 years, this text has proven to be an excellent resource for spectroscopy students and those seeking a solid introductory reference text on spectroscopy.

1. Molecular Formulas and What Can Be Learned from Them.

2. Infrared Spectroscopy.

3. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Part One: Basic Concepts.

4. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Part Two: Carbon-13 Spectra, Including Heteronuclear Coupling with Other Nuclei.

5. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Part Three: Spin-Spin Coupling.

6. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Part Four: Other Topics in One-Dimensional NMR.

7. Ultraviolet Spectroscopy.

8. Mass Spectrometry.

9. Combined Structure Problems.

10. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Part Five: Advanced NMR Techniques.

Answers to Selected Problems.

Appendix 1: Infrared Absorption Frequencies of Functional Groups.

Appendix 2: Some Representative Chemical Shift Values for Various Types of Protons.

Appendix 3: Typical Proton Coupling Constants.

Appendix 4: Calculation of Proton (1H) Chemical Shifts.

Appendix 5: Calculation of Carbon-13 Chemical Shifts.

Appendix 6: 13C Coupling Constants.

Appendix 7: Tables of Precise Masses and Isotopic Abundance Ratios for Molecular Ions Under Mass 100 Containing Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Oxygen.

Appendix 8: Common Fragment Ions Under Mass 105.

Appendix 9: Handy-Dandy Guide to Mass Spectral Fragmentation Patterns.

Appendix 10: Index of Spectra.


Donald L. Pavia

Donald L. Pavia earned his BS degree in chemistry from Reed College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Yale University.


Gary M. Lampman

Gary M. Lampman earned his BS degree in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Washington.


George S. Kriz

George S. Kriz is Professor of Chemistry at Western Washington University.


James A. Vyvyan

James A. Vyvyan earned his BS degree in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his PhD at the University of Minnesota.