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Offline Dolphinsiu

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X-Ray Crystallography problem
« on: December 16, 2006, 04:57:11 AM »
A student grows a crystal of an unknown compund in an organic solvent.Suggest a suitable X-ray crystallography method for him to determine the crystal structure and how he can apply the technique. Draw a simple diagram with brief notes to illustrate your answer.

How can I find websites that related to this question? as I haven't been taught about this issue! Also I only know X-ray crystallography can predict the structure is f.c.c or h.c.p.etc. whereas infrared spectrography is to predict the bonds by skretching or bending! Please *delete me* Thank you!

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Re: X-Ray Crystallography problem
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2006, 07:45:37 AM »
Look into single crystal X-ray diffraction. This has to be one of the coolest techniques ever. You run your crystal, process the pattern and it literally draws a picture of the molecule.

this may be helpful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray_crystallography#Single_Crystal_Diffraction

But I'd recommend getting hold of McKie & McKie "Essentials of crystallography"
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Re: X-Ray Crystallography problem
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2006, 10:03:27 AM »
 ;DThanks a lot, Dan!

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