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The O-H Raman Frequency in Inorganic Acids

Naturevolume 140page151 (1937) | Download Citation



THE band characteristic of the OH group has been recorded in the Raman spectra of many hydroxides and alcohols. It has not so far been observed, however, in the case of the stronger acids. Using the improved technique of complementary filters recently developed by Ananthakrishnan1, and giving long exposures varying from six to twelve days, I have succeeded in obtaining spectra with sulphuric acid and crystals of iodic, selenious and telluric acids, in which the band is clearly seen in the 4046 A. excitation. Table 1 gives the frequency shifts. The value for boric acid is taken from Ananthakrishnan's paper2.

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    Bernal, J. D., and Megaw, H. D., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 151, 384 (1935).

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  1. Physics Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore



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