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What is meant by conjugation?
This is a repeating pattern of single and double bonds between carbon atoms.
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What is the name given to the group responsible for colour in molecules?
Chromophore
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What are spectroscopic techniques used for?
They are very important fr the determination of the structure of organic compounds, as well as assessing their purity.
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How is it that we see blue light?
All light except blue light has been absorbed out of the white light.
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How is it that we see red light?
All light except red light has been absorbed out of the white light.
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What is the trends for wavelength, frequency and energy as you go from violet to red light?
The wavelength increases and the frequency and energy decreases.
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What is the trend for wavelength and frequency as you go from gamma to radio waves?
The wavelength increases and the frequency decreases.
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What part of the spectrum does NMR cover?
NMR covers the top end of the spectrum, where the wavelength is longer [microwaves / radiowaves]
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