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Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds Hardcover – January 14, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0471393627 ISBN-10: 0471393622 Edition: 7th

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 7 edition (January 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471393622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471393627
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert M. Silverstein & Francis X. Webster (Both of State Univ. of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Gehrke on March 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book has wonderful charts and tables for quick referencing, however it is sorely lacking in demonstrations and worked out examples for students new to the subject. The chapters are painfully slow and complex when explaining the theory behind the spectrometric methods and effects on classes of molecules. In short, don't use this book to learn the material unless you already know it. It is a comprehensive reference, but not an effective textbook to teach from.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Estrada on March 12, 2006
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It's an OK book if you are a novice in the Spectroscopy determination area, but a very nice book if it's going to be used as a reference book. It's very handy and explains the principles of the Spectroscopic and Spectrometric determinations in a very understandable way. Moreover, the excercises are challenging, making this book and excellent tool for those students interested in learning how to determine structures out of some spectra, although the spectra sometimes are so clean that they don't correspond with the one's that are taken by routine. The weak points of this book are the IR chapter and the lack of a UV chapter explaining various useful techniques for structural determination such as ORD and CD. The NMR section is just OK, but there are more details to be explained in the 2-D NMR NOESY, TOCSY and ROESY. I think the Mass Chapters are the best that any single book has offered to me so far to understand quite easily how powerful is the GCMS as a tool for the Structural Determination of Organic Compounds.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Valdez on July 16, 2001
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The book is subdivided into only 3 of the 4 classical methods for spectrometric identification of compounds: IR, MS, and finally NMR (covering 1H, 13C and very little of 19F and 31P). UV is left out in this edition, so maybe getting a hold of the old edition's UV chapter (which is extremely well-written) might be desired. The MS and the IR chapters are also well-written and explained out. It is in the main technique (NMR) that the author fails to deliver the subject in a straightforward manner and lacks what I think is most important in this field: a large number of exercises and problems.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Clarke B Taylor on November 18, 1999
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This book lacked information in my opinion. Silverstein started a good project but just didn't give enough information about IR interpretation, mass spec, C-13 NMR, etc. He focussed on 2-D NMR a great deal, and I believe that there are much better textbooks on this subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Cary on February 26, 2010
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This book is very detailed, which is great for chemical analysis. However, it's use as a quick reference is lacking; is doesn't have any overview charts or generalized analysis. It makes it rather difficult to find what you need unless you know EXACTLY what you are looking for, and have time to read through a few pages to look for it. Sadly, this isn't usually the case in a rough chemical analysis.
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By Tracy M. Rode on September 18, 2009
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This book has been a great resource for me in the identifiication of organic compounds. I purchased this book to brush up on the theory and interpretation of organic compouds via Infrared Spectrometry and Nuclear Resonance Spectrometry. So far, I haven't been disappointed. If you need a quick review, or an in-depth look into any of the spetrometric techniques, this is a great book to have. There are also practice problems to help strengthen your spectral knowledge.
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By Fiaz Mohammed on March 26, 2014
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This version contains almost everything that is in the more expensive newer versions which is great for the price. But it also contains sections that are not included in the latest versions such as UV.
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By dallas45 on February 17, 2014
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What can I say; it's a textbook. Very dry, very long, very boring. Required for my class in spectrometry. There.
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