Physical and Spectroscopic Methods

  • A. F. Williams


In the foregoing chapters we have frequently used data from physical or spectroscopic methods, and the use of these techniques is central to modern inorganic chemistry. Their development has, however, been somewhat haphazard, often being governed by the availability (and price) of commercial instruments, and often seeming to follow the dictates of fashion. In some cases the claims made for a new technique have proved over-optimistic. In several cases the interpretation of the data obtained has turned out to be more complicated than initially supposed, and it is frequently desirable to seek specialist knowledge before drawing too many conclusions.


Electron Spin Resonance Mossbauer Spectroscopy Internuclear Distance Vibrational Spectroscopy Molecular Vibration 
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  • A. F. Williams
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  1. 1.Département de Chimie Minérale, Analytique et AppliquéeUniversité de GeneveGenèveSwitzerland

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