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Database IR/NMR Spectrums

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by swifteagle43, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. swifteagle43

    swifteagle43 Lover- not a fighter 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 2004

    I seem to be running into a weak spot here. I am ahving trouble recognizing spectrums. Was wondering how everyone did this....

    Some people just know this stuff but our professor let us use the book for these. was wondering if anyone knew a databse where I can print out basic spectrums....
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  3. konig

    konig New Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Bay Area
  4. dochoov

    dochoov Intercalating Death Disk 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    This is a personal fav. You can search this database by molecular formula or name. For most of the species in the database you can get an IR and mass spec, along with some other stuff you probobly won't find too usefull.

  5. Kraazy

    Kraazy 7+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2007
    I just memorized a couple of spectrums, which according to Kaplan is really all you need for the MCAT. So far it's worked great. I think the ones you absolutely should know for IR are ketones, amines, alcohols, aldehydes, and carboxylic acids. For proton NMR, you should know carboxylic acids, aldehydes, and aromatics.
  6. DiverDoc

    DiverDoc KCUMB 2012 10+ Year Member

    My Orgo teacher really hammered spectroscopy. I had two semester exams on spectroscopy alone, thankfully, I havenet had to put to much time studying this during MCAT prep.

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