Infrared Spectra of Inorganic Compounds is a comprehensive compendium of reference infrared spectra and empirical spectra-structure correlations of inorganic compounds in the solid phase. The majority of these compounds are (powdered) crystalline solids in which the crystallographic unit cell may contain several polyatomic ions or molecules. This book begins with an overview of the use of infrared spectroscopy in the identification of inorganic compounds. The experimental procedures for scanning the mid-infrared spectra are then described. The spectra are arranged to bring together compounds containing similar anions, in order to facilitate recognition of characteristic group frequencies. The arrangement is based on the position in the periodic table of the central atom in the anion. Two indices are provided, the first containing compounds as they appear in the book in numerical sequence, and the second arranged alphabetically by anion. Characteristic infrared frequencies and band intensities of the different anions are summarized, along with frequency assignments for the fundamental vibrations of complex anions taken from the literature. This monograph should be useful to physicists and inorganic chemists.

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Infrared Spectra of Inorganic Compounds



Arrangement of Spectra

Spectra-Structure Correlations


Numerical Index of Spectra

Alphabetical Index of Spectra



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About the editors

Richard Nyquist

Richard A. Nyquist has been recognized for his contributions to the field of Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry with the following awards: Williams-Wright Award from the Coblentz Society, ANACHEM Award from the Association of Analytical Chemists, V.A. Stenger Award and Water Graf European Award from Dow Chemical Company, and the ASTM Award of Appreciation. He was also named an honorary member of the Coblentz Society, and was a national tour speaker for the Society of Applied Spectroscopy. Nyquist received his B.S. in Chemistry from Augustan College, Rock Island, Illinois, his M.S. from Oklahoma State University, and his Ph.D. from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is currently president of Nyquist Associates, and is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles including books, book chapters, and patents.