The IR Spectroscopy Laboratory at Mona

The Bruker FTIR spectrometers at Mona are representative of modern instruments for recording IR spectra.

ATR setup mortar and pestle
Some equipment used in sample preparation for the Bruker Vector 22/Tensor 37 FTIR's

To interpret a spectrum requires knowledge of where the different types of vibration are likely to occur. First off we need to recognise that vibrations can be of several types, e.g stretches and bends.
Fundamental vibrational modes.

The position of peaks can be often be determined from correlation charts