Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

4.0 1 Review SKU: LTNUM00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course presents a fundamental treatment of how to perform nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). After looking at the basis of the NMR phenomenon (magnetic nuclei, precession, and spin states), four basic aspects of NMR theory are covered: resonance, relaxation, chemical shift, and coupling. Then some of the characteristics of NMR samples are examined, followed by brief descriptions of two major types of NMR spectrometers and common NMR lab materials and equipment. A demonstration of how to perform NMR is presented by looking at sample preparation, equipment setup, and the steps used in a typical procedure. Basic safety issues that should be considered when performing NMR are also covered. After introducing the graph used to show the results of an analysis, the course concludes by describing the characteristics of a typical NMR spectrum and the relationship between the appearance of a spectrum to NMR theory, showing how integration can be used to add more information to NMR results and identifying different ways NMR results can be used in chemical plants.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Define the following terms: "nuclear magnetic resonance," r"esonance," "relaxation," "chemical shift," and "coupling."
  • Explain how magnetic nuclei respond to an applied magnetic field.
  • Describe how magnetic nuclei achieve resonance and how they achieve relaxation.
  • Explain why solvents, reference compounds, and lock solvents are used when samples are prepared for NMR.
  • Name two major types of NMR spectrometers.
  • Identify and describe major components of a typical NMR spectrometer.
  • Describe the functions of various spectrometer controls.
  • Describe lab equipment and materials typically used for NMR.
  • Explain how to prepare an NMR sample.
  • Describe how to set up an NMR spectrometer.
  • Describe how to operate an NMR spectrometer.
  • Identify basic NMR safety considerations.
  • Describe the graph typically used to plot NMR results.
  • Describe the spectrum used to record NMR results.
  • Describe how integration is used in NMR.
  • Identify ways that NMR results can be used.

Customer Reviews


Good mix of theory and practice. I would like more mathematics.

“Good mix of theory and practice. I would like more mathematics.”

ROBERT D. Verified Customer

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