Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy – a research technique that exploits the magnetic properties of certain atomic nuclei. It determines the physical and chemical properties of atoms or the molecules in which they are contained. It relies on the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance and can provide detailed information about the structure, dynamics, reaction state, and chemical environment of molecules.
Most frequently, NMR spectroscopy is used by chemists and biochemists to investigate the properties of organic molecules, although it is applicable to any kind of sample that contains nuclei possessing spin.
Nuclear Magnetic Spectroscopy is based on the fact that when a population of magnetic nuclei is placed in an external magnetic field, the nuclei become aligned in a predictable and finite number of orientations. Think of these special nuclei as tiny, atomic, bar magnets.
- organic compound – any compound of carbon with covalent bonding related to the living organisms present in nature.
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