An Introduction to NMR Concepts©
Scott Van Bramer
Department of Chemistry
Widener University
Chester, PA 19013
United States
mail to: svanbram@science.widener.edu

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, NMR, is an extremely powerful and complex instrumental technique. This worksheet introduces several important concepts for NMR data acquisition and data processing. Understanding these concepts will help you obtain and process high-quality spectra in the shortest time. Acquisition parameters of the instrument, the basis of quadrature detection, apodization, and zero filling are discussed. This document is suited to an instrumental analysis or spectroscopy course where students optimize NMR data acquisition. These documents require Mathcad 6 or 8 or higher. The pdf file is based on the Mathcad 8 version.
Editor's Commentary
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory Instruction, Physical Chemistry
Topics: Instrumental Methods, NMR Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Techniques, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics, Spectroscopy
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
IntroNMR8.mcd JCE Computational Document. Requires Mathcad 8 or higher Mathcad 8
IntroNMR6.mcd JCE Computational Document. Requires Mathcad 6 or higher Mathcad 6
IntroNMR.pdf Read-Only Document based on the Mathcad 8 version.
JCE JCE Subscribers only: name and password or institutional IP number access required.
Van Bramer, S. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 528.
Comments to: Scott Van Bramer at svanbram@science.widener.edu
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