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We can also use integration to find the relative amounts of substances present. For example, if we have a mixture of iodomethane and chloromethane dissolved in solution, the ratio of the two peak areas will give the relative amounts of these two compounds. This is useful for determining purity and product yield. We can introduce a known amount of one sample and use its concentration to determine the concentration of another species in solution. The one caution here is that the relative peak areas need to be normalized for the number of protons that produce the signal. In the example of iodomethane and chloromethane, this is easy since they both have methyl groups and the signals are both due to three protons. However, if we were to determine the concentration of dichloromethane versus chloromethane, we would need to take into account that one molecule has three H atoms whereas the other only has two.



The two methyl groups are equivalent to each other, as are the two methylene groups. We would expect to see two signals in a 6:4 or 3:2 ratio.


The two methyl groups are equivalent to each other, as are two of the two methylene groups. The middle methylene group is unique. In principle, we would expect to see three signals in a 6:4:2 or 3:2:1 ratio.

Ethyl acetate

Ethyl acetate has three types of H atoms. There are two methyl groups and one methylene group. We would expect to see three signals in a 3:3:2 area ratio.


Coupling is another very important aspect of NMR spectroscopy that gives a great deal of information about structure. Coupling results in a signal being split into more signals due to neighboring atoms which also have a nuclear spin. This arises frequently between protons on adjacent carbon atoms. One important aspect of this phenomenon is that equivalent nuclei do not couple to each other.

The reason coupling occurs can be described as follows. For example, let us consider the case of a molecule containing two carbon atoms, each with a single proton and other atoms which do not have a nuclear spin coupling to the protons. One such molecule is 1,1-dibromo-2,2-dichloroethane.

The protons in this molecule are not equivalent, so we would expect to see two signals. Additionally, the proton attached to the CCl 2 size 12{ ital "CCl" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group will have two different spin states, +1/2 and -1/2. This means that the proton on the CBr 2 size 12{ ital "CBr" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group will see two slightly different magnetic fields depending upon whether the proton on the CCl 2 size 12{ ital "CCl" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group is in the +1/2 or -1/2 spin state. Since these spin states are not equivalent in the presence of a large external magnetic field, we actually observe two signals for the H atom attached to the CBr 2 size 12{ ital "CBr" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group. This is also true for the hydrogen atom attached to the CCl 2 size 12{ ital "CCl" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group. In these situations, we say that the proton on the CCl 2 size 12{ ital "CCl" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} is coupled to the proton on the CBr 2 size 12{ ital "CBr" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group. When a peak is split into two equal components by coupling, it is called a doublet. We would expect the proton NMR spectrum of 1,1-dibromo-2,2-dichloroethane to look something like this:

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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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