Spectroscopy in a suitcase
On Thursday the 3rd of March a group of enthusiastic chemistry students, including myself, attended a practical spectroscopy session at Imperial University in Central London. The session conveniently linked to a topic we had just started in class. This helped us to build our understanding in a visual and practical way using high tech equipment; prior to learning the content in class. The session consisted of us identifying some complex molecules and determining their molecular structures using NMR and infrared spectrometers. Being taught by experts in the field really eased us into the more intricate concepts we were later introduced too. Their vast knowledge and passion regarding the topic was both refreshing and engaging. Overall it was an enjoyable experience that had great relevance to our syllabus, making it all the more worth while.
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