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Benchtop NMR Spectrometers

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance provides a way to determine the entire structure of an organic compound with a single group of analytical tests. As soon as the basic structure is identified, the molecular conformation and physical attributes at the molecular level, such as solubility, can also be determined. Many nuclei have a specific rate of spin and all are electrically charged. If a magnetic field is applied to certain nuclei, energy transfer can take place at a wavelength that matches a specific radio frequency. When the field is removed, energy is released at the same frequency. The signal that corresponds to this transfer is assessed and processed to yield a NMR spectrum. The captured resonant frequency is based on the magnetic field directed at the nucleus. This field is impacted by electrons, which in turn are reliant on their chemical surroundings. Consequently, data on the tested nucleus' chemical surroundings can be determined from a resonant frequency.