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The differences in chemical shift labeled J are known as the coupling constant. If two nuclei are coupled to each other, the coupling constants will be the same. For example, in the case of 1,1-dibromo-2,2-dichloroethane, the two peaks that make up the doublet due to the CCl 2 size 12{ ital "CCl" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} will be exactly split the same distance as the two peaks that make up the doublet due to the CBr 2 size 12{ ital "CBr" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group. In a complex spectrum, this allows us to identify which peaks are coupled to each other. Peaks that are coupled to each other will most likely arise because the H atoms are on adjacent (or nearby) carbon atoms.

We need to consider a couple of other cases in order to have enough information on coupling patterns to understand common problems. There are cases where there is more than one proton on adjacent carbon atoms.

Let us first consider the case where one or more protons on one carbon atom (let's call it Carbon A) "see" two identical protons on a neighboring carbon atom (called Carbon B). What types of magnetic fields will be seen by the protons on Carbon A? To sort this out, we need to consider the different possible spin combinations of the protons on Carbon B. This is done purely by probability. There are four possibilities:

These can be described by the spin numbers: (+1/2, +1/2), (+1/2, -1/2), (-1/2, +1/2), (-1/2, -1/2). It should be easy to see that the energies of the two combinations (+1/2, -1/2) and (-1/2, +1/2) will be equal. We can order these possibilities according to their expected energies in the presence of a strong external field:

The splitting of the protons on Carbon A will be into three signals in a 1:2:1 ratio, the 2 arising because that energy level is twice as probable.

The case for three protons on an adjacent carbon atom is worked out in a similar fashion. Again, the splitting seen by the protons on Carbon A attached to Carbon B (a methyl group) would be as follows:

There are 8 possible combinations of spin states which divide into a 1:3:3:1 ratio. Either all spins are up, two up and one down, two down and one up, or all up. A proton or protons on one carbon atom adjacent to a methyl group will, therefore, split into a quartet with area ratios of 1:3:3:1.

Ethyl

If we have a CH 3 CH 2 size 12{ ital "CH" rSub { size 8{3} } ital "CH" rSub { size 8{2} } rSup { size 8{ - {}} } } {} group, as in chloroethane, we would expect to see two peaks in a ratio of 3:2. The methyl group signal will be split into a triplet (with relative areas of 1:2:1) by coupling to the methylene protons. The methylene protons are split into a quartet (with relative areas of 1:3:3:1) by coupling to the methyl protons. Therefore, we expect the spectrum of an ethyl group to look something like…

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Notice that the chemical shift of a peak split by coupling is defined as the center of the peak pattern. As mentioned earlier, the distance between the peaks of the CH 3 size 12{ ital "CH" rSub { size 8{3} } } {} group (the coupling constant) will be the same as the distance between the peaks of the CH 2 size 12{ ital "CH" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group. Also note that the total intensity of the peaks due to the CH 3 size 12{ ital "CH" rSub { size 8{3} } } {} group is 1.5 times the size of the total intensity for the peaks of the CH 2 size 12{ ital "CH" rSub { size 8{2} } } {} group.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
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what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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why?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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